Horse Racing News Monday 23rd October 2017

Aidan O'Brien has nominated Saxon Warrior and The Pentagon as his likely runners in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday, when he could attempt to break the late Bobby Frankel's record for number of Group One wins in a year.

The Ballydoyle handler drew level on 25 at Ascot on Saturday, as Hydrangea won the Champion Fillies & Mares Stakes.

"We are thinking about running The Pentagon and Saxon Warrior in the Racing Post Trophy," said O'Brien, whose colts both feature prominently in the ante-post markets on the Investec Derby.

"In France next Sunday we could run Threeandfourpence over seven furlongs (Criterium International), and over a mile and a quarter (Criterium de Saint-Cloud) maybe Nelson, Kew Gardens and Delano Roosevelt. Plans are all very fluid and we will decide during the week."