AIDAN O’Brien’s domination of the Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes continued unabated as Luxembourg announced himself a serious classic contender for next season with a blistering turn of foot to provide the Ballydoyle maestro with a 21st success in this Group 2 mile event which includes the last 11 renewals.

The Beresford is usually seen as a pathway for middle-distance prospects but such was the style of this victory that all options are surely open.