O’Brien 1-2-3 in Royal Whip Stakes

Away from the track since his victory in the Investec Coronation Cup in early June, Fame and Glory came back into competition with a easy win in the Group Two Keeneland Royal Whip Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.

Aidan O'Brien

Aidan O'Brien

It was the Montjeu colt's fourth successive victory this season as he stayed on well to draw away from his four contenders to bring home a one-two-three for trainer Aidan O'Brien.

With Johnny Murtagh on board, who also rode the O'Brien-trained Spin to bring home the opening event at the Curragh on the day, Fame And Glory raced in a moderate third along side stable-mates Dixie Music and Grand Admiral, eventually winning by three and a half lengths.

Although it was an comfortable win, Fame And Glory will remain unaltered for his top goal for the remainder of the season, the Qatar Prix de l'Arc deTriomphe on October 3 at Longchamp.

O'Brien, was extremely happy with the performance, commenting, "That was just great - just what he needed after his mid-summer break."

O'Brien, now a seven time winner of the Royal Whip, also said, "The choices now are the Irish Champion Stakes (Sept 4) or the Prix Foy (Sept 12). We'll see which races fits best.

"The Arc has always been on the horizon, but we'll take each race as it comes."

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