O'Brien acknowledges Kings leap26th October 2012
Joseph O'Brien admits Kingsbarns faces a massive leap in class in Saturday's Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.
The young pilot was on board when the son of Galileo made a striking debut at Navan just over two weeks ago, winning by seven lengths. His father Aidan had five other possibles for the race but relies solely on Kingsbarns, who was supplemented at a cost of £17,500 on Monday.
Many are drawing comparisons between Kingsbarns and three-time Classic scorer Camelot, winner of the Group One contest last year on the back of just one run. Camelot made his debut in July, though, and O'Brien jnr is well aware Kingsbarns will be making a swift return.