Talking Horses: Luxembourg looks to stake Derby claim at Doncaster

By: Greg Wood Saturday 23 October 2021

Aidan O’Brien’s heavily backed colt can land a gamble and give the trainer his tenth win in the Vertem Futurity

The last four winners of the Vertem Futurity for two-year-olds have gone on to win Classics aged three and Luxembourg (3.10) will be a short-priced favourite for next year’s Derby if he can give Aidan O’Brien his 10th success in the final Group One of the British season at Doncaster on Saturday.

Luxembourg is a son of Camelot, who won this race in 2011, and showed an exceptional turn of foot to win the Beresford Stakes by nearly five lengths last month. The money has been coming for him all week and it will be a big surprise if the gamble goes astray.

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