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Tuesday 6th May 2014
O’Brien Bidding for Hat-Trick Success with Australia

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Australia has been supported into the position of favourite in the racing odds for the Derby at Epsom next month following a third place run in the 2000 Guineas on Saturday.

The Ballydoyle runner finished behind Night of Thunder and Kingman in what was the opening run of his campaign at Newmarket. He crossed the line less than a length behind the surprise 40-1 winner of the Classic.

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The three-year-old is now expected to go straight to Epsom, where he will step up in trip to 1m4f for the first time in his career.

Australia has been prominent in the betting for Britain’s richest race ever since he broke his maiden at the Curragh back in July.

Aidan O’Brien is bidding for his third straight Derby success after winning the race in 2012 with Camelot and in 2013 with Ruler of the World.

True Story is also on course for a run in the Derby for trainer Saeed bin Surror. He has not been out since April where he scored in a Listed race at Newmarket.

2000 Guineas winning jockey Kieren Fallon is expected to take up the ride on the Derby fancy. He last won the contest in 2004 on board North Light.

True Story will have his final preparation run in the Dante at York in less than two weeks. The last horse to win the Group Two and then go on to succeed in the Derby was Authorized in 2007.

John Gosden will be hoping Western Hymn will be able to land him a Classic success this season, following Kingman’s defeat at the weekend. The colt is unbeaten in all three of his starts in his career so far. He won on his seasonal reappearance at Newbury last month.

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