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After successfully claiming redemption in the G1 Betfred Derby on Saturday, City of Troy (Justify) has returned to Listowel and is going well since arriving late that evening.

Aidan O’Brien’s stable representative Chris Armstrong gave a positive report for the Derby victor, adding that the goal is to gradually build him back up to full training.

“City Of Troy obviously flew over yesterday and got back last night at 10pm. He pulled out well this morning, went out, had a hand-walk and a pick of grass, had a roll and he seems in good spirits,” said Armstrong.

“He will go back and do one steady canter tomorrow, and by the end of the week, we will gradually build him back up to full training. We’ll give him time to get over the race and the main thing is he has come through it well and is happy in himself.”

“It was an unbelievable training performance from Aidan and it was a great ride from Ryan [Moore] and worked out nicely. It is exciting for the rest of the year, hopefully it is onwards and upwards and all his options are open.”

No future plans have been made yet, and all options remain on the table for the son of the American Triple Crown winner, but City of Troy has been made an odds-on favourite for the G1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on June 30.

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