O'Brien enters a dozen in Trophy

With a dozen possible runners in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday, trainer Aidan O'Brien has fifty per cent more entries in the Group One race than all of the British stables put together.

With a dozen possible runners in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday, trainer Aidan O'Brien has fifty per cent more entries in the Group One race than all of the British stables put together.

Having won the race with Saratoga Springs in 1997 and with Aristotle in 1999 - when he also sent out the runner-up and fifth-placed horses, in a field of nine - O'Brien can this time choose between Beckett, Black Minnaloushe, Bonnard, Cashel Palace, Darwin, Freud, Hemingway, Honours List, King Charlemagne, King's County, Mozart and Turnberry Isle.

Intended runners among the home team include Tamburlaine for Richard Hannon, the Mick Channon pair Cd Europe and Dayglow Dancer, and Sean Woods's Cauvery. Craig Wiiliams will bid for his second Group One win in eight days, on Cd Europe who was fourth in the Grand Criterium last time out when he pulled too hard.

The other British-trained entries are Dilshaan (Sir Michael Stoute), Fair Question (John Dunlop), Grandera (James Fanshawe) and Snowstorm (Michael Bell).

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