Luxembourg proved himself as a leading contender for next year’s Classics after an impressive victory in the Group One Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster.
The two-year-old, who started as 4/6 favourite, was given a confident ride under Ryan Moore, producing a challenge at the three-furlong pole before going away to win by just under two lengths from Sissoko, with Bayside Boy and Hannibal Barca finishing in a bunch for the places.
Trainer Aidan O’Brien has now won the Doncaster contest 10 times, equalling the record of the late Sir Henry Cecil.
Luxembourg remains unbeaten from his three starts as a two-year-old, having picked up the Group Two Beresford Stakes at the Curragh last time out.
Saturday’s victory has earned the exciting son of Camelot odds of 5/1 for next year’s 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket, while he was made 4/1 favourite for the Derby at Epsom.
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