The Ballydoyle handler has whittled down his options for the informative Group Two over seven furlongs to Minorette, Perhaps and Tapestry. Minorette looked impressive on her sole start, when victorious at Naas in July, whereas Perhaps boast the stronger form, having got to within a length of stablemate Wonderfully in a Group Three at Leopardstown. Tapestry is also unbeaten from one outing, when she beat Chroussa by half a length over six furlongs at the Curragh last month. O’Brien said: “In the Debutante we intend to have three runners – Minorette, Perhaps and Tapestry. “They all worked this morning and worked well.” Trainer Aidan O’Brien is likely to be triple-handed in the Friarstown Stud Debutante Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday. Press Association
Former England captain David Beckham will receive the UEFA President’s Award for his contribution to football and promoting the sport in “every corner of the planet”.Beckham played for Manchester United, La Galaxy, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Paris St-Germain in a 20-year career.His “tireless humanitarian efforts” were also praised by UEFA. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram “Beckham is a true football icon of his generation,” said UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin.Previous winners of the award – which “recognises outstanding achievements, professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities” – include Johan Cruyff, Bobby Charlton, Franz Beckenbauer, Bobby Robson and Paolo Maldini.Beckham, 43, made 115 appearances for England and won 19 club trophies, including 10 league titles.“I am proud to join the illustrious list of players who have previously won this award,” said Beckham, who is also an UNICEF ambassador and owner of a Major League Soccer team in Miami.He will receive the award in Monaco later this year.