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2018 Derby Presentation

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1.50 York

REAL WORLD has made big strides since returning from a spell in Dubai and he is hard to oppose in this Group 3 contest.
Saeed Bin Suroor’s four-year-old burst onto the scene with an emphatic win in the Royal Hunt Cup and proved that he can cope with Pattern-class opposition at Newbury last time out, where he showed a good turn of foot to overhaul Derab. Those wins came over 1m and then 1m2f so this unconventional trip of 1m1f should be fine.

2.05 Sandown

This is going to cut up a bit with several of the more appealing entrants holding options at York this week and that could leave the path clear for REACH FOR THE MOON. The Gosdens’ colt showed smart form in defeat when chasing home New Science on his debut and ran even better when again runner-up at Royal Ascot, losing out by just a neck. He comes here on the back of a confidence-boosting novice win and connections were quick to name this as a potential target after that victory.

2.25 York

Plenty of these have the potential to be better than handicappers, most notably KING OF THE CASTLE. Aidan O’Brien’s colt has yet to show the same level of ability produced by his Derby winning brother Serpentine but he was slightly unlucky to lose a valuable Down Royal handicap in June and had little trouble belatedly getting off the mark at Limerick last month. Some big races entries suggest connections still have high hopes for him.

2.40 Sandown

AURIA has got better with each run so far and she can continue her progress in Sandown’s second Group 3 of the day.
Andrew Balding’s filly came up short in her first two runs of the season but a Newbury fourth in June wasn’t bad after she reportedly missed some work and she got back to winning ways in a Listed race over this course and distance last month, staying on strongly to beat Seattle Rock by more than two lengths. Her half-brother Beat The Bank was a smart miler so she should have plenty more to offer.

3.00 York

SPACE BLUES missed a winnable opportunity at Newbury last week but his supporters’ patience can be rewarded here.
Things didn’t go quite to plan at Glorious Goodwood, when the overnight rain left conditions softer than he likes and the steady tempo wasn’t ideal either, but he made good late headway and was beaten less than a length. Charlie Appleby’s five-year-old should have benefited from that run and he is clear of the opposition on official figures.

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