Gosden happy with Wings Of Desire ahead of the Investec Derby, while Midterm has a hamstring problem to overcome

Investec and Epsom Downs Racecourse held an event in Newmarket last night (Monday, May 16), with the information revealed then embargoed until 11.00am today   John Gosden spoke about his Investec Derby hopes at Newmarket before jetting off for a quick trip to America for his daughter Serena’s marriage.   Gosden said: “Through the 1990s, we had a lot of horses placed in the Derby, second, two thirds, fourth and then we did finally win the Classic (Benny The Dip 1997).   “The thing about…

Investec Derby favourite Midterm faces Dante test on Thursday

  Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – Midterm (Sir Michael Stoute) goes on trial for the Investec Derby when he lines up in the Group Two Betfred Dante Stakes over an extended 10 furlongs at York this Thursday, May 12.   The son of Galileo, out of 2009 Investec Oaks runner-up and six-time Group One winner Midday, is currently the 11/4 favourite for the Investec Derby with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival. Winner of his only two-year-old start in a maiden at…

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…

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