Cirrus Des Aigles headlines Investec Coronation Cup 35

  Entries for the Group One Investec Coronation Cup, with increased prize money of £350,000, at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1, are revealed today and include the world’s top-rated horse Cirrus Des Aigles and St Nicholas Abbey, who is after an unprecedented third success in the mile and half showpiece. St Nicholas Abbey captured the prestigious contest in 2011 and 2012 and is one of nine entries from Ireland’s champion trainer Aidan O’Brien. The six-year-old gained his fifth Group One victory on Dubai World…

Ralph Beckett trio among 67 Investec Oaks entries

Ralph Beckett has ambitions of a second Investec Oaks victory with three promising fillies from the trainer featuring among the 67 entries received for this year’s Classic at Epsom Downs on Friday, May 31 – Investec Ladies Day. The handler sent out Look Here to success in 2008 and his contenders for Investec Oaks glory are headed by Secret Gesture, who is a 20/1 chance with Coral following a comfortable success on her second outing at Newbury in October. The three-year-old daughter of Galileo, owned…

Kingsbarns among 111 going forward in Investec Derby

There is less than three months until the world’s premier Classic, the Investec Derby, and the countdown gets underway today with the announcement of the 111 three-year-olds going forward following this week’s scratchings stage. The 234th running of the Investec Derby, the most valuable race staged in Britain with a prize fund of £1.325 million, takes place at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1 and a fantastic renewal looks assured. Those remaining in the race were all entered as yearlings in December, 2011. There is…

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