The team and, more importantly, the owners were left hugely disappointed over the weekend as our Dundalk International entry, the multiple Classic winner Clonbrien Hero, was overlooked by the independent selection committee for the race.

Having overcome difficulties in obtaining a trial initially, the winner of the Produce Stakes, Laurels, Night Of Stars, Race Of Champions and St Leger, had recorded a very good 28.34 for the 480m distance on Friday which makes the omission even more surprising.

He’ll now turn his attention to the upcoming Irish Derby which is due to start in the coming weeks.