Talking Horses: Wembley can tower over rivals in Vertem Futurity

By: Chris Cook and Greg Wood Saturday 24 October 2020

Victory would take Aidan O’Brien to 10 wins in top-class Doncaster contest, matching Sir Henry Cecil’s record

It looks like being a record-equalling 10th success in the Vertem Futurity for Aidan O’Brien, whose Wembley (2.55) is a convincing favourite in the contest formerly known as the Racing Post Trophy. Though he has managed just one win from six starts so far, he was arguably the one to take out of the Dewhurst, in which he was strong at the finish in second after a less than ideal run through.

King Vega comes from the stable that won this last year and One Ruler will surely have a say but Wembley should come out on top. That would help O’Brien match Sir Henry Cecil’s tally of victories in the race, completed by King’s Theatre some 27 years ago.

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