THREE Group 1 races for juveniles at the weekend and three winning colts who share much in common, not least being the fact that all have pedigrees that would readily enable them to go to stud straightaway as sires.

Pride of place has to go to Luxembourg, the Ben Sangster-bred son of Camelot (Montjeu) who gave Aidan O’Brien his tenth win in the race now known as the Vertem Futurity. The 150,000gns yearling purchase by MV Magnier stamped his authority on the race, and he looks every inch a leading classic contender for next year.