Gosden Expecting Marvel to Run Well in Epsom Derby 27/05/11
John Gosden has always held Masked Marvel in high regard but it wasn't until his recent victory in the listed Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood that the Montjeu colt finally proved his handler's opinion of him to be on the mark.
Epsom Derby 10 Year Trends 23/05/11
The Investec Derby takes place at Epsom on Saturday 4th June and this year’s race has a lot to live up to after Sea The Stars did the Guineas-Derby double in 2009 and Workforce won in amazing fashion last year.
Blue Bunting Leads 13 for Investec Oaks 01/06/11
A total of 13 fillies remain in the Group One Investec Oaks following today’s final declaration stage for the mile and a half Classic, highlight of Investec Ladies’ Day at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 3.
Derby Favourite Carlton House in Injury Scare
The Queen's Carlton House has suffered a minor injury with just days to go until the Epsom Derby! Sensational is not the right word to describe such negative news which has seen the horse drift out with most bookmakers, with 2/1 on offer from Boylesports.
Bookies Wary of Possible O'Connor Change of Plan
Although it was reported a couple of days ago that last month's Irish 2000 Guineas winner Roderic O'Connor would most likely bypass the Investec Derby at Epsom on June 5 to take in the French equivalent at Chantilly the day after, however ...
St Nicholas Abbey The One To Beat in Coronation Cup 02/06/11
A disappointing five runner field will contest the 2011 Coronation Cup, with St Nicholas Abbey, trained by Aidan O’Brien the one to beat as the odds on favourite to give O’Brien his fifth winner in the race, all of which have come since 2005.
Super Seven Remain in Investec Coronation Cup
This year’s Investec Coronation Cup (2.45pm) is shaping up to be a true battle of the sexes with Group One-winning colt St Nicholas Abbey and outstanding mare Midday heading seven six-day confirmations for the mile and a half Group One on first day of the Investec Derby Festival.
Pour Moi Cut Again as French Raider Continues to be Popular 27/05/11
Coral has trimmed Pour Moi to 9-2 (from 5-1) second favourite for next weekend's Investec Derby, following further support for Andre Fabre's charge today.
Pour Moi Pleases Fabre at Epsom Ahead of Derby Tilt 27/05/11
Breakfast With The Stars yesterday morning (May 26) at Epsom Downs saw two leading contenders for Britain’s premier Classic, the Investec Derby, work on the course nine days before their biggest tests on June 4.
O’Brien Eyes Derby Options 26/05/11
Aidan O’Brien has revealed he has the choice of five options for the Derby next month – but insists he will not make the decision on the final line-up until the eve of the race.
Positive Report Leads to Support for Carlton House 26/05/11
Following this morning's Breakfast With The Stars event at Epsom, two horses have come in for notable support in Coral's Investec Derby betting. Market leader Carlton House is 11-8 (from 6-4) favourite, while the French raider, Pour Moi, is 5-1 (from 6-1) clear second favourite.
22 Going for Epsom Glory in The Investec Derby
There are 22 colts going forward for the premier Classic after yesterday’s scratchings stage, with all the main contenders still in.
Carlton House’s Investec Derby Prospects 20/05/11
Trainer Sir Michael Stoute admitted that he is feeling additional responsibility in the build-up to this year’s Investec Derby as he bids to give the Queen a first winner in the world’s most famous Flat race after an ownership career spanning more than 60 years.
Blue Bunting Heads 25 for Investec Oaks 20/05/11
There are 25 entries for the Investec Oaks, staged at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 3, after yesterday’s scratchings’ stage.
Marvel Proves Cocked Hat Revelation 19/05/11
John Gosden's colt Masked Marvel had rather slipped under the radar prior to his surprise victory in Wednesday's Listed IBA Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood but has now entered the Investec Derby picture as a lively outsider who could well give supporters a decent run for their money.
Investec Coronation Cup is on Midday’s Radar 19/05/11
Midday is reported to be in good heart after her victorious seasonal return at York last week and connections are now giving serious consideration to a tilt at the £250,000 Group One Investec Coronation Cup (2.45pm) at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 3.
30 Remain for Investec Entrepreneurial Class Dash
Captain Dunne is the current market leader with William Hill, the Investec Derby Festival’s official betting partner, for the £75,000 Investec Entrepreneurial Class ‘Dash’ (3.15pm) at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 4.
Carlton House Confirms Derby Credentials in Dante 12/05/11
The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Carlton House is no bigger than 2-1 for the Investec Derby at Epsom on June 4 following his victory in the totesport.com Dante Stakes at York.
Weights for Investec Entrepreneurial Class Dash Unveiled 12/05/11
The countdown to the 2011 Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs continues with the unveiling of the weights for the £75,000 Investec Entrepreneurial Class ‘Dash’.
Beckett Trio Warming Up for Investec Oaks Trials 28/04/11
Ralph Beckett is hoping that one of a trio of promising fillies in his stable can emulate his 2008 Investec Oaks heroine Look Here with victory in the fillies’ Classic at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 3.
Abdulla Second Entries Nearing Seasonal Return 13/04/11
A year after paying £8,000 to enter Workforce in the Group One Investec Derby, leading owner/breeder Khalid Abdulla could bid to unearth another superstar.
Tregoning Has No Stamina Fears as Yaseer Heads to Dante 10/05/11
Marcus Tregoning is looking to York’s Dante Stakes as the next test for the lightly-raced Yaseer ahead of a possible tilt at the £1.25 million Group One Investec Derby over a mile and a half at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 4.
Derby Hope Maxios Flops at Longchamp 14/04/11
The Jonathan Pease-trained Maxios, as short as 20/1 in the Epsom Derby betting before this weekend's Group 3 Prix La Force at Longchamp, did absolutely nothing to enhance his reputation when finishing last of the five runners.
Dunboyne Express Given Investec Derby Option 11/04/11
A dozen potential Investec Derby heroes have joined the list of entries for the season’s premier Classic, among them the
Kevin Prendergast-trained Dunboyne Express.
Dubai Prince Misses QIPCO 2,000 Guineas and Investec Derby 18/04/11
Dubai Prince will miss the Group One QIPCO 2,000 Guineas and the Group One Investec Derby following a training setback.
Star Fillies Head 93 for Investec Oaks
A total of Ninety-three fillies have been entered for the 2011 renewal of the Investec Oaks at Epsom on June 3.
478 for the 2012 Derby Including Sea The Star’s Half-Brother 15/12/10
The 233rd Investec Derby, which will take place at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 2, 2012 with a total prize fund of at least £1,250,000, has attracted a yearling entry of 478, the highest figure in the last five years.