Irish Derby: Aidan O'Brien says Australia likely to run

Joseph O'Brien with racehorse Australia

Epsom Derby winner Australia is likely to run in the Irish Derby next, says trainer Aidan O'Brien.

The Irishman, 44, became the first trainer to win three Derbys when the son of Galileo won on Saturday.

He says Australia is the best horse he has trained and plans to keep him running over a mile-and-a-half for the Irish version at the Curragh.

However, O'Brien may have a rethink if wet weather makes the ground soft for the 28 June race.

Meanwhile, the Godolphin team has announced that retained rider Mickael Barzalona will be leaving England.external-link

Barzalona will remain with Sheikh Mohammed's operation, but return to his native France, and will combine riding there with periods in Dubai.

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