O'Brien talents Luxembourg and Point Lonsdale primed for 2000 Guineas

Aidan O'Brien has an embarrassment of riches going into the Newmarket Guineas meeting in late April. Luxembourg and Point Lonsdale both have great chances in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas on April 30.

Ballydoyle boss Aidan O'Brien has two huge emerging talents on his hands in Luxembourg and Point Lonsdale and the Irish trainer reports both in good form ahead of the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on April 30.

Both are also towards the top of the market for the Cazoo Epsom Derby with Camelot colt Luxembourg the general 4/1 favourite for the Classic and Point Lonsdale a 12/1 antepost shot.

The pair were given a lung opener at the Curragh along with promising Cheveley Park winner Tenebrism (on course for the 1000 Guineas) with O'Brien having a talent packed three-year-old portfoilio.

O'Brien said: "Luxembourg was in the first lot and everything went very well. He did everything very nicely and he finished off nicely and Ryan (Moore) seemed very happy with him.

"I was very happy as well with Point Lonsdale, Seamus (Heffernan) said he relaxed and quickened nicely and you'd have to be very happy.

"You'd have to see how they come out of it but we're thinking of aiming both of them at Newmarket."

He went on: "Star Of India was among them as was Aikhal. I thought they could be Irish Guineas horses. They won't go to Leopardstown for the Trial now, it comes too quick.

"The two could go for the Irish Guineas or they could go to France for the French Guineas like St Mark's Basilica and step up to a mile and a quarter after that.

"Tenebrism worked very well, Ryan was very happy with her. They went a strong seven (furlongs) and she came home very well.

"Concert Hall and History were in the same group and came up just behind Tenebrism. Tenebrism will go straight for the Guineas."

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