09/13/2007 11:00PM

National attracts three top juveniles

EmailThree of Europe's very best juveniles meet in a mouthwatering running of the Group 1, $416,000 National Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday - and none of them is trained by Aidan O'Brien.

But one of them, the undefeated Myboycharlie, is owned by the Magnier/Tabor/Smith consortium, and will be ridden by Kieren Fallon for trainer Tommy Stack, who is fresh from his Garden City victory with Alexander Tango last Saturday at Belmont Park.

A Danetime colt, Myboycharlie dazzled them at Deauville, where he added to his Group 3 Anglesey Stakes victory with a two-length score in the six-furlong, Group 1 Prix Morny over the previously unbeaten filly Natagora. The National will be his first try at seven furlongs, but that is not the case with New Approach, the undefeated Jim Bolger trainee whose three wins have all come at seven furlongs.

After New Approach's three-length cakewalk in the Group 2 Futurity Stakes over the National course and distance, Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum bought a 50 percent share in the Galileo colt, who will continue to run in the colors of his trainer's wife, Jackie Bolger, and be ridden by his trainer's son-in-law, Kevin Manning.

Godolphin Racing adds flavor to the National mix with Rio de la Plata. A Rahy colt coming off an impressive two-length tally in the seven-furlong, Group 2 Vintage Stakes at Goodwood, he will have the invaluable services of Frankie Dettori.

O'Brien will saddle four longshots in Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island, Magna Cum Laude, and Minneapolis.