[an error occurred while processing this directive]
epsom derby 2011 /
22 Going for Epsom Glory in The Investec Derby
There are 22 colts going forward for the 2011 Investec Derby after yesterday’s scratchings stage, with all the main contenders still in.
Carlton House is joined by eight trained by Ireland’s champion trainer, Aidan O’Brien, Recital, Seville, Roderic O’Connor, Treasure Beach, Apache, Master Of Hounds, Memphis Tennessee and Regent Street.
Dunboyne Express is the other possible Irish challenger. From the stable of Kevin Prendergast, the Shamardal colt was the comfortable victor of the Group Three Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes over a mile at the end of March.
There are three potential challengers from France, led by the Andre Fabre-trained Pour Moi who ran a good trial when the decisive winner of the Group Two Prix Greffulhe at Saint-Cloud earlier this month.
Vadamar, trained by Alain de Royer Dupre for the Aga Khan, stayed on well to take third in the same French race, while Manhaj won both his starts last year for trainer John Hammond and owner Hamdan Al Maktoum.
Godolphin has left in three, all trained by Mahmood Al Zarooni, with Ocean War the most likely runner at the moment. The other two are Casamento and Genius Beast.
The Ed Dunlop-trained Native Khan represents the QIPCO 2000 Guineas form, having finished third to Frankel in the mile Classic at Newmarket on April 30.
John Gosden is represented by two in-form horses - Nathaniel who was only beaten a head by Treasure Beach in the Group Three MBNA Chester Vase and Masked Marvel, the three-length winner of yesterday’s Listed IBA Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood.
Hughie Morrison plans to run Pisco Sour, third to Carlton House in the totesport Dante Stakes at York on May 12, while the other two potential Investec Derby contenders are Marhaba Malyoon and Castlemorris King.
THE 2011 INVESTEC DERBY
Class 1, Group 1, £1,250,000 Total Prize Fund, 4.00pm, Epsom Downs, Saturday, June 4, 2011. For three-year-olds only, entire colts & fillies, one mile, four furlongs and 10 yards. Entries closed December 1, 2009 (444 entries). First scratchings deadline noon, March 1, 2011 (125 remained), £8,000 secondary entry stage noon, April 5, 2011 (12 extra entries received), second scratchings deadline noon, May 19, 2011 (22 remain), £75,000 supplementary entry & five-day confirmation stage, noon, May 30, 2011, final declaration stage 10am, June 2, 2011. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Wednesday, May 18 , 2011. May not include some overseas form.
Form Horse Owner Trainer
2-2 APACHE (IRE) Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
21-1 CARLTON HOUSE (USA) The Queen Sir Michael Stoute
1211-5 CASAMENTO (IRE) Godolphin Mahmood Al Zarooni
0560-5 CASTLEMORRIS KING C O'Connell Michael Attwater
115-1 DUNBOYNE EXPRESS (IRE) John Connaughton Kevin Prendergast IRE
331-13 GENIUS BEAST (USA) Godolphin Mahmood Al Zarooni
11- MANHAJ Hamdan Al Maktoum John Hammond FR
1-6 MARHABA MALYOON (IRE) Ahmad Al Shaikh David Simcock
16-51 MASKED MARVEL Bjorn Nielsen John Gosden
22136-(2)(5) MASTER OF HOUNDS (USA) Sue Magnier Aidan O’Brien IRE
5(1)-2 MEMPHIS TENNESSEE (IRE) Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O’Brien IRE
22- 12 NATHANIEL (IRE) Lady Rothschild John Gosden
114-13 NATIVE KHAN (FR) Vefa Ibrahim Araci Ed Dunlop
5-11 OCEAN WAR Godolphin Mahmood Al Zarooni
0(1)120-3 PISCO SOUR (USA) Michael Kerr-Dineen Hughie Morrison
01-31 POUR MOI (IRE) Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith Andre Fabre FR
11-31 RECITAL (FR) Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith/Eduard Mordukhovich Aidan O’Brien IRE
5(1)-23 REGENT STREET (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O’Brien IRE
3121-0 RODERIC O'CONNOR (IRE) Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith/Sangster Family Aidan O’Brien IRE
212-2 SEVILLE (GER) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O’Brien IRE
21123-1 TREASURE BEACH Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O’Brien IRE
61-13 VADAMAR (FR) H H Aga Khan Alain de Royer Dupre FR
22 entries remain at May 19 scratchings deadline
9 Irish-trained entries
3 French-trained entries
THE FOLLOWING 115 HORSES HAVE BEEN SCRATCHED:
ALGHANEM (IRE), ADILAPOUR (IRE), ALEXANDER POPE (IRE), AUTOBAHN, BADEEL (USA), BALBROWN (FR), BAWAAB (USA), BES KEMPIR (IRE), BROKEN EAGLE (USA), BROWN PANTHER, BUGLER'S DREAM (USA), BURJ HATTA (USA), CANNA (IRE), CHEF, CHEROKEE BRAVE (FR), COBBS QUAY, COMMUNICATOR, CRIMSON KNIGHT, DILDAR (IRE), DUBAI PRINCE (IRE), DUKESTOWN (USA), DUMBARTON (IRE), EAGLES PEAK, ECLIPTIC (USA), EIGHTY EIGHT RED, EL MUQBIL (IRE), ESTOURAH (IRE), ETERNAL HEART (IRE), EXODUS, FAILASOOF (USA), FARHH, FARRIER (USA), FASCINATING (IRE), FIORENTE (IRE), FIRST MOHICAN, FLASH OF INTUITION (IRE), FRANKEL, FREEDOM (IRE), FULGUR, GARDE COTIERE (USA), GATEWOOD, GIANT STEP (IRE), GOODNESS, HUNTER'S LIGHT (IRE), IBN BAJJAH (FR), INTERPRET (USA), IT'S FREEZING (IRE), ITHOUGHTITWASOVER (IRE), JACKAROO (IRE), JUSTIFICATION, KING OF ARNOR, KIRTHILL (IRE), KOTA SAS (IRE), LAATAFREET (IRE), LAST CRUSADE (IRE), LONG LIVE THE KING (IRE), LOVING SPIRIT, LYRIC STREET (IRE), MARKSMANSHIP (IRE), MAN OF GOD (IRE), MASHAAREF, MAWAAKEF (IRE), MAXIOS, MAYWOOD, MEDAL OF VALOUR (JPN), MIDSUMMER FAIR (USA), MIDSUMMER SUN, MONAMAR, MONTE CARLO (IRE), MUSAWAMA (IRE), NO HERETIC, NO SUCH NUMBER, NOTABLE GRADUATE (IRE), ON A STORM (USA), PAREO (FR), PARLOUR GAMES, PICTURE EDITOR, PINTRADA, PIVOTMAN, PRESS OFFICE (USA), PURIFICATION (IRE), QUEST FOR PEACE (IRE), RAW SPIRIT (GER), REFLECT (IRE), ROBIN HOOD (IRE), SAAMIDD, SAQIL (USA), SARY SHAYAN (IRE), SCIENTIST (FR), SCRIBE (IRE), SEA MOON, SEELO (USA), SHROPSHIRE (IRE), SINGE THE TURF (IRE), SIR FRANCIS DRAKE, SPLENDID LIGHT, STRATEGIC BID, SUHAILI, TAHAAMAH, TARGET POINT, TAZAAMUN (IRE), THIMAAR (USA), TONNERRE (IRE), TRADE COMMISSIONER (IRE), TRAIN OF THOUGHT (IRE), TREASURY DEVIL (USA), UNEX RENOIR, VOODOO PRINCE, WAKHAN (IRE), WAR IS WAR (IRE), WILLIAM WAKE (USA), WORLD DOMINATION (USA), YASEER (IRE), YASIR (USA), ZANUGHAN (IRE)