Sixteen horses go forward for £1.325 million Investec Derby after deadline

Hot favourite Crepello and jockey Lester Piggott proved an unbeatable combination in the Derby at Epsom, Surrey, winning by 2 lengths. The Irish horse Ballymoss, with T.P. Burns in the saddle was second with Pipe of Peace, ridden by A. Breasleythird. Crepello is owned by Sir Victor Sassoon.

Hot favourite Crepello and jockey Lester Piggott proved an unbeatable combination in the 1957 Derby at Epsom. (Pic: Courtesy of Great British Racing).

By Simon Jackson.

Sixteen horses go forward for the £1.325 million Investec Derby at Epsom on June 6 after the scratchings deadline today (Friday) for the Group 1 contest.

Golden Horn heads the betting at 7-4 with Coral after his impressive win in the Betfred Dante Stakes at York last week. The John Gosden-trained colt is not currently entered in the Derby but it appears increasingly likely that connections will pay the £75,000 supplementary entry fee to add him to the field.

At York Golden Horn maintained his unbeaten record when getting the better of stablemate Jack Hobbs and 2014 Racing Post Trophy winner Elm Park who are both set to reoppose.

Coral’s David Stevens said: “Once connections confirmed they would supplement their impressive Dante winner for this year’s Investec Derby, Golden Horn’s position at the head of the ante post betting was assured, while we are also quoting the Aidan O’Brien-trained filly Found at 16/1, with her presence in the race also an intriguing possibility.”

The five-day confirmation stage and £75,000 supplementary entry stage for the Investec Derby both take place on Monday, June 1.

Investec Derby betting – Coral: 7/4 *Golden Horn, 9/2 Zawraq, 6/1 Jack Hobbs, 7/1 Elm Park, 9/1 Giovanni Canaletto, 12/1 Hans Holbein, 16/1 *Found, Kiliminjaro, 20/1 Epicuris, 25/1 Best Of Times, 33/1 Moheet, 40/1 Storm The Stars, 50/1 Prince Gagarin, Rogue Runner, 66/1 Rocky Rider, 125/1 Great Glen, 200/1 Carbon Dating,

*Requires supplementary entry 

THE INVESTEC DERBY

£1,325,000 Total Prize Fund. Group 1, 4.30pm, Saturday, June 6, 2015. 1 mile, 4 furlongs, 10 yards.

Horse Owner Trainer
BEST OF TIMES Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
CARBON DATING (IRE) Thistle Bloodstock Limited Pat Shanahan IRE
ELM PARK Qatar Racing Limited Andrew Balding
EPICURIS Khalid Abdullah Criquette Head-Maarek FR
GIOVANNI CANALETTO (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Mrs Sue Magnier Aidan O’Brien IRE
GLENEAGLES (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Mrs Sue Magnier Aidan O’Brien IRE
GREAT GLEN Julian Richmond-Watson Ralph Beckett
HANS HOLBEIN Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith/Sue Magnier/Teo Ah Khing Aidan O’Brien IRE
JACK HOBBS Godolphin & Partners John Gosden
KILIMANJARO (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Mrs Sue Magnier Aidan O’Brien IRE
MOHEET (IRE) Al Shaqab Racing Richard Hannon
PRINCE GAGARIN (IRE) Windflower Overseas & John Dunlop OBE Ed Dunlop
ROCKY RIDER Qatar Racing Limited Andrew Balding
ROGUE RUNNER (GER) Qatar Racing Limited Andreas Wohler GER
STORM THE STARS (USA) Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum William Haggas
ZAWRAQ (IRE) Hamdan Al Maktoum Dermot Weld IRE

16 colts remain following May 22 scratchings deadline

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