Across The Stars gearing up for Derby Trial at Lingfield

Across The Stars is set to test his Investec Derby credentials in the £100,000 Betfred Derby Trial Stakes at Lingfield Park on Saturday, May 7.   The son of Sea The Stars made a winning reappearance in a 12-furlong Polytrack maiden at the same Surrey course last month, extending nicely in the closing stages to beat subsequent winner Second Serve by two lengths.   Across The Stars, who finished second in both starts over an extended mile as a two-year-old, is priced at 40/1 for…

Investec Corporate Banking ‘Dash’ at Epsom Downs on Investec Derby Day attracts 46 entries

Desert Law features among 46 entries revealed today for the £100,000 Investec Corporate Banking ‘Dash’ over the fastest five furlongs in the world at Epsom Downs on Investec Derby Day, day two of the Investec Derby Festival, Saturday, June 4.   The eight-year-old led home a one-two for Yorkshire-based trainer Paul Midgley in the valuable handicap over Epsom’s downhill five-furlong course last year, with stable companion Monsieur Joe a length back in second, and the third Boom The Groom (Tony Carroll) a neck further in…

Investec Derby Festival clues likely at Newmarket this weekend

  The Flat turf season enters full flight this weekend with Newmarket’s QIPCO Guineas Festival, featuring the first two British Classics, taking place on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1.   Saturday, April 30 sees the first Classic, the QIPCO 2000 Guineas over a mile. Of the 13 declared runners for the QIPCO 2000 Guineas, four also hold entries in the Investec Derby, including Massaat, trained by first-season handler Owen Burrows, who found only Air Force Blue too good in the 2015 Group…

Soaring run by So Mi Dar means Investec Oaks aim

So Mi Dar put the colts in their place when, as the only filly in the £50,000 Investec Derby Trial, she won despite Frankie Dettori dropping his whip today, Wednesday, April 20. Trained by John Gosden and owned and bred by Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber, the three-year-old daughter of Dubawi out of three-time Group One winner Dar Re Mi is now on target for the fillies’ Classic, the Investec Oaks, back at Epsom Downs on Ladies’ Day, Friday, June 3. The intention is to run…

Informative Investec Derby Trial at Epsom Downs in prospect on Wednesday

Racing returns to Epsom Downs next Wednesday, April 20, with the Investec Spring Meeting and taking centre stage on the fascinating six-race card is the boosted £50,000 Investec Derby Trial (2.30pm) which has attracted a great entry of 24 horses. The 10-furlong contest for three-year-olds offers the only remaining opportunity for aspirants for the premier British Classic, the Investec Derby which is over two furlongs further on June 4, to race at Epsom Downs beforehand. As an added bonus, the winner of the Investec Derby…

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