Continuous's performance in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe left the team optimistic. O’Brien further emphasized, “Ryan was very happy with him after the run, he said his run was way better than everyone thinks it was, so hopefully we’ll go back to the Japan Cup with him."
The Japan Cup is a prestigious event that O’Brien has yet to conquer, and he acknowledges the need for a top-notch horse to emerge victorious. He expressed, "It’s a race we’ve never won, and you need a good horse to win it, so it would be great if we could be competitive in it."
He also praised Continuous, highlighting the horse's versatility. "It’ll suit him all right because he’s a good traveler, he can handle fast and soft ground, it doesn’t matter. He’s got a great mind and he’s got a lot of ability that horse – he’s probably better than everyone thinks he is," O’Brien concluded.
In the same breath, Aidan O’Brien is preparing another of his stable's stars, Auguste Rodin, for an ambitious run in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita.
The horse is aiming for a remarkable fourth top-level triumph this year, and O’Brien is optimistic about his chances.
"That’s been the plan for him all the time," O’Brien affirmed. "He’s done great, too."
Auguste Rodin had a well-deserved break from racing following his performance at Leopardstown, and this rest has done him a world of good. O’Brien noted the horse's growth and maturity, emphasizing, "He’s really grown up, and he’s another horse that didn’t get a chance to mature, as we trained him for the Guineas and then on to the Derby, the next Derby, and the King George, so it’s tough for those baby three-year-olds."
As the racing world eagerly awaits the showdown in Tokyo and Santa Anita, the anticipation is building, and fans can expect thrilling competitions in the upcoming events.">