Ballydoyle likely to send 14 horses to Del Mar for next week’s Breeders’ Cup

• Aidan O’Brien will target California track’s two major races on dirt
• U S Navy Flag may go for Juvenile and Churchill the Classic

Aidan O’Brien will send his biggest ever team of runners to the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar in California next week and target two of the meeting’s major races on dirt at the end of what has already been the finest season of his career.

U S Navy Flag, a rare winner of both the Middle Park and Dewhurst Stakes, could line up for the Juvenile, a race O’Brien won with Johannesburg in 2001, while Churchill, the 2,000 Guineas winner, is likely to contest the final and most valuable race, the Classic.

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