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.
|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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