136 go forward for 2016 Investec Derby

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - The countdown to the 2016 Investec Derby steps up a gear today as 136 horses go forward for Britain's premier Classic and richest race, run at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 4. 

The March 1 scratchings deadline, details of which are revealed today, was the first stage since the initial yearling entry in December, 2014.

The total of 136 entries remaining is well up on the 102 three-year-olds left in the Investec Derby at the same stage last year. A maximum field of 20 can line up on Saturday, June 4.

The prize fund for the 2016 Investec Derby, which is run over one mile, four furlongs and 10 yards, will be at least £1.325 million.

Sharing 12/1 favouritism with Coral, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, are Foundation (John Gosden) and Midterm (Sir Michael Stoute).

Foundation, owned by Highclere Thoroughbred Racing's Wellington syndicate, won on his first three starts last year, including the Group Two Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket, before finishing third in the Group One Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster when denied a clear run in the last quarter-mile.

Midterm is by 2001 Investec Derby hero Galileo and the first foal of six-time Group One heroine Midday, who finished the head runner-up in the 2009 Investec Oaks.

Owned by Khalid Abdullah, who has enjoyed success three times in the Investec Derby, Midterm was the comfortable winner of a mile maiden at Newbury in October on his only outing in 2015.

Master French trainer Andre Fabre landed the 2011 Investec Derby with Pour Moi and his one entry going forward in 2016 is unbeaten Ultra (16/1 with Coral), a Group One winner last year in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Longchamp.

Also on the 16/1 mark with Coral is the Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned Wajeez (John Gosden), an eye-catching seven-length winner on his only start at Nottingham in November.

Ultra is owned by Godolphin, the Maktoum family's racing operation, which has 14 three-year-olds going forward.

Also among the Godolphin contingent are impressive Group Two Champagne Stakes hero Emotionless (Charlie Appleby, 20/1) and Moonlight Magic (Jim Bolger, 20/1), a son of Cape Cross from the outstanding Urban Sea family, who won both his starts in Ireland last season.

Ireland's champion Flat trainer Aidan O'Brien has won three of the last four renewals of the Investec Derby and five in total.

O'Brien has more horses at this stage than any other handler, with 36 contenders in total.

These include Racing Post Trophy runner-up and subsequent Group One Criterium International winner Johannes Vermeer (25/1), impressive maiden winners Cook Islands (25/1) and Idaho (25/1), plus unraced colts who could make their mark as the 2016 Flat season gets underway.

As well as the O'Brien-trained horses, owners Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith also have an interesting contender in Royal Artillery (John Gosden, 20/1), who was successful in a maiden at Doncaster in October.

Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar saw their colours carried to Derby victory by Authorized and Frankie Dettori in 2007. The pair have two colts going forward this year, headed by Mr Khalid who is from the first crop of 2011 Investec Derby hero Pour Moi.

Trained by Marco Botti, Mr Khalid was third on his debut at Lingfield Park in September before making all for an impressive seven-length success in a maiden at Nottingham in October.

Botti said: "I am very pleased with Mr Khalid. He has wintered really well and looks a different horse to last year - he is much stronger and more furnished.

"I thought he ran well first time out on a track that was probably too sharp for him. He then got his ideal conditions at Nottingham - a stiff mile with an ease in the ground - and was really quite impressive.

"It was encouraging but the form of some of them backend maidens can be questionable.

"He is coming along nicely at the moment. He is bred to make a much better three-year-old and we are looking forward to getting him out in the spring.

"We have no plans set in stone for him as things stand, although he could be on nice handicap mark (85).

"He is one of our three-year-olds that we hold in high regard and we hope that he will progress all through the year."

The Aga Khan, successful in the Investec Derby four times, has seven remaining entries, including Zarak (Alain de Royer-Dupre, 20/1) out of the unbeaten champion Zarkava and impressive Leopardstown maiden victor Tirmizi (Dermot Weld, 25/1).

The Investec Derby has a second-entry stage on April 5, when horses can be added to the line-up at a cost of £8,000.

The second and final scratching deadline is on May 20, following the conclusion of the Derby trials.

The five-day confirmation stage is on Monday, May 30, when there is a final chance for horses to be added to the field at the £75,000 supplementary entry stage.

Investec Derby, Coral bet: 12/1 Foundation, Midterm; 16/1 Ultra, Wajeez; 20/1 Emotionless, Moonlight Magic, Royal Artillery, Zarak; 25/1 Cook Islands, Idaho, Johannes Vermeer, Massaat, Pietro Testa, San Francisco, Tirmizi; 33/1 Abdon, Tathqeef; 40/1 Beacon Rock, Black Sea, Bravery, Ebediyin, Embiran, High Grounds, Jufn, Shogun, The Major General, Unicorn, 50/1 bar.

The two-day 2016 Investec Derby Festival commences on Friday, June 3, Investec Ladies' Day, when the fillies' Classic, the Investec Oaks, takes centre stage.

 

About Epsom Downs Racecourse & the Investec Derby Festival

Epsom Downs Racecourse is situated on the North Downs in Surrey, just 15 miles from central London.

Epsom is a historic training centre and home to a significant number of racing stables.

The racecourse is the venue for the greatest Flat race in the world, the Group One Investec Derby, which takes place on the first Saturday in June every year.

With a history dating back to 1780, the roll of honour for the premier British Classic is studded with the names of the greatest horses to have graced the English turf.

The Investec Derby Festival also features the Investec Oaks and the Investec Coronation Cup, both also run over the Derby course of one mile, four furlongs and 10 yards, for fillies and older horses respectively.

The Investec Derby and Investec Oaks, two of the five British Classics, are for three-year-olds, with the former open to colts and fillies and the latter to fillies.

Investec started sponsoring the Investec Derby Festival in 2009 and three years later announced the extension of the sponsorship for a further 10 years up to and including 2021.

The 2016 Investec Derby Festival is staged on Friday and Saturday, June 3 & 4, while the 2017 dates are June 2 & 3. More information is available at www.epsomdowns.co.uk

Epsom Downs Racecourse is part of The Jockey Club, which has been at the heart of British racing for more than 260 years.

Today the largest commercial group in the sport, The Jockey Club runs the largest racecourse group in the UK by turnover (2014: £162.9m), courses (15) including those at Aintree, Cheltenham, Epsom Downs and Newmarket, attendances (2015: 1.95m), total prize money (2015: £43.9m), contribution to prize money (2015: £19.9m) and quality racing (Group and Graded races); more than 3,000 acres of world-class training grounds in Newmarket, Lambourn and Epsom Downs; The National Stud breeding enterprise and education provider; and the charity for racing's people in need, Racing Welfare.

Governed by Royal Charter, every penny The Jockey Club makes it puts back into British racing. More information is available at www.thejockeyclub.co.uk

 

For further information, please contact:

Andrew Cooper, Head of Racing and Clerk of the Course at Epsom Downs Racecourse:

07774 230850 or andrew.cooper@thejockeyclub.co.uk

Johnno Spence or Ellie Welton at JSC Sport:

07860 583307 or johnno@jsccomms.co.uk

07779 109678 or ellie@jsccomms.co.uk

 

The Investec Derby

Group 1, £1,325,000 total prize fund. Epsom Downs, Saturday, June 4, 2016, One mile and four furlongs (1m 4f 10yds). For three-year-old colts (9st) and fillies (8st 11lb). Entries closed December 2, 2014 (475 entries). First scratchings deadline March 1, second entry stage April 5, second scratchings deadline May 20, five-day confirmation and £75,000 supplementary entry stage May 30, final declarations 10am, June 2. Maximum number of runners 20.

AASHEQ (IRE) - Hamdan Al Maktoum - Dermot Weld IRE

ABDON - Al Shaqab Racing - Sir Michael Stoute 

ACROSS THE STARS (IRE) - Saeed Suhail - Sir Michael Stoute 

ACRUX - Niarchos Family - David Lanigan 

AIR VICE MARSHAL (USA) - Sue Magnier - Aidan O'Brien IRE

ALGOMETER - Kirsten Rausing - David Simcock 

AL HARAM (FR) - Al Shaqab Racing - No current trainer 

AMAZING RED (IRE) - The Hon R J Arculli - Ed Dunlop 

ASKARI - Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar - Roger Varian 

AWTAAD (IRE) - Hamdan Al Maktoum - Kevin Prendergast IRE

A YEAR TO REMEMBER (IRE) - Michael Tabor - Aidan O'Brien IRE

BANDIT BOB (IRE) - Tim Dykes - Karl Burke 

BAN SHOOF - Sultan Ali - Ismail Mohammed 

BEACON ROCK (IRE) - Derrick Smith - Aidan O'Brien IRE

BIG BEN - Derrick Smith - Aidan O'Brien IRE

BIODYNAMIC (IRE) - Hubert John Strecker - Karl Burke 

BLACK HAWK WAR (USA) -  Michael Tabor - Aidan O'Brien IRE

BLACK SEA (IRE) - Michael Tabor - Aidan O'Brien IRE

BRAVERY (IRE) - Michael Tabor - Aidan O'Brien IRE

CANDY REAL (USA) - Pegasus Farms Ltd - Pia Brandt FR

CHELSEA'S BOY (IRE) - Dave Dawes - Clive Cox 

CITY OF IDEAS - Rachel Hood - John Gosden 

CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI (IRE) - Sue Magnier - Aidan O'Brien IRE

CLOCK WATCHER - Godolphin - Charlie Appleby 

COLE PORTER (IRE) - Michael Tabor - Aidan O'Brien IRE

COOK ISLANDS (IRE) - Derrick Smith - Aidan O'Brien IRE

CROCODILE SHOES (IRE) - Sue Magnier - Aidan O'Brien IRE

DAILY NEWS - Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum - Roger Varian 

DARABAD (FR) - H H Aga Khan - Alain de Royer Dupre FR

DEAUVILLE (IRE) - Sue Magnier - Aidan O'Brien IRE

DWIGHT D - Bill and Tim Gredley - William Haggas 

EBEDIYIN (IRE) - H H Aga Khan - Dermot Weld IRE

EBTIHAAL (IRE) - Hamdan Al Maktoum - Saeed bin Suroor 

EL VIP (IRE) - Al Shaqab Racing - Luca Cumani 

EMBIRAN (IRE) - H H Aga Khan - Dermot Weld IRE

EMOTIONLESS (IRE) - Godolphin - Charlie Appleby 

EX LOVER - Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum - Roger Varian 

EXOTERIC - Khalid Abdullah - Charlie Hills 

EZANAK (IRE) - H H Aga Khan - Dermot Weld IRE

FIRNAS - Godolphin - Charlie Appleby 

FORBIDDING (USA) - Prince A A Faisal - Roger Varian 

FOUNDATION (IRE) - Highclere T'Bred Racing (Wellington) - John Gosden 

GAMBIT - Laurence Bellman & Caroline Ingram - Tom Dascombe 

GENERAL MACARTHUR (USA) - Sue Magnier - Aidan O'Brien IRE

GERSHWIN - Bjorn Nielsen - David Lanigan 

GHAMAR - H H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani - No current trainer 

G K CHESTERTON (IRE) - Godolphin - Charlie Appleby 

GREAT RETURN - Godolphin - Saeed bin Suroor 

HARZAND (IRE) - H H Aga Khan - Dermot Weld IRE

HIGH COMMAND (IRE) - HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah - Roger Varian 

HIGH GROUNDS (IRE) - A M Shead, Cavendish Inv Ltd, J Hanson - Charlie Hills 

HIT IT A BOMB (USA) - Sue Magnier - Aidan O'Brien IRE

HOUSESOFPARLIAMENT (IRE) - Sue Magnier - Aidan O'Brien IRE

HUGE FUTURE - Godolphin - Saeed bin Suroor 

ICE GALLEY (IRE) - Jayne Sivills - Kevin Ryan 

IDAHO (IRE) - Sue Magnier - Aidan O'Brien IRE

INTERCEPTED - Bjorn Nielsen - David Lanigan 

JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) - Derrick Smith - Aidan O'Brien IRE

JUFN - Hamdan Al Maktoum - Saeed bin Suroor 

KELLSTORM (IRE) - Michael Tabor - Aidan O'Brien IRE

LANDOFHOPEANDGLORY (IRE) - Sue Magnier - Aidan O'Brien IRE

LONDON (FR) - Derrick Smith - Aidan O'Brien IRE

LORD NAPIER (IRE) - Shirke Dhunjibhoy Desai Magnier & Tabor - John Gosden 

LUMINARY (IRE) - Derrick Smith - Aidan O'Brien IRE

LUSORY - Godolphin - Charlie Appleby 

LUSTROUS LIGHT (IRE) - Qatar Racing Limited - Ger Lyons IRE

MAESTRO MAC (IRE) - A McAlpine C Hill & S de Zoete - Hughie Morrison 

MA PEEK (USA) - R A H Evans - Brian Meehan 

MARYLEBONE - Chasemore Farm - Ed Walker 

MASSAAT (IRE) - Hamdan Al Maktoum - Owen Burrows 

MAZAZ (IRE) - Al Shaqab Racing - John Gosden 

MELFIT (IRE) - Al Shaqab Racing - Richard Hannon 

MENGLI KHAN (IRE) - Vefa Ibrahim Araci - Hugo Palmer 

MIDTERM - Khalid Abdullah - Sir Michael Stoute 

MIND SHIFT (USA) - Woodford Racing X LLC & Flaxman Stables - David Lanigan 

MONARCH (IRE) - Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier - Aidan O'Brien IRE

MOONLIGHT MAGIC - Godolphin - Jim Bolger IRE

MR KHALID - Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar - Marco Botti 

MR TURNER - Sarabex 23 - Mark Tompkins 

MUJAAMIL - Hamdan Al Maktoum - William Haggas 

MUNTAHAA (IRE) - Hamdan Al Maktoum - John Gosden 

MUNTAZAH - Hamdan Al Maktoum - Owen Burrows 

MUTADAFFEQ (IRE) - Hamdan Al Maktoum - Kevin Prendergast IRE

MUTAWAALY (IRE) - Hamdan Al Maktoum - Roger Varian 

NEWSMAN (IRE) - Qatar Racing Limited - No current trainer 

NEW WORLD POWER (JPN) - Qatar Racing Limited - Roger Varian 

NEXT STAGE - Godolphin - Saeed bin Suroor 

PIETRO TESTA (IRE) - Michael Tabor - Aidan O'Brien IRE

POINT OF VIEW (IRE) - Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum - Roger Varian 

PORT DOUGLAS (IRE) - Michael Tabor - Aidan O'Brien IRE

PSYCHOTIC - Clive Washbourn - William Jarvis 

PUMBLECHOOK - Christopher Johnston - Lucy Wadham 

QATAR FORT (IRE) - H H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani - No current trainer 

QATARI GOLD (USA) - H H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani - Mikel Delzangles FR

RACE DAY (IRE) - Godolphin - Saeed bin Suroor 

RESTIVE (IRE) - Qatar Racing Limited - Ger Lyons IRE

REUBEN JAMES - Ladyswood Stud - Martyn Meade 

RIDE THE LIGHTNING - R A H Evans - Brian Meehan 

ROMANESQUE (IRE) - Derrick Smith - Aidan O'Brien IRE

ROYAL ARTILLERY (USA) - Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith - John Gosden 

SAN FRANCISCO (IRE) - Michael Tabor - Aidan O'Brien IRE

SANTIAGO DE CUBA (IRE) - Michael Tabor - Aidan O'Brien IRE

SATISH - Lady Bamford - John Gosden 

SAYEDAATI SAADATI (IRE) - Ahmad Abdulla Al Shaikh & Co - Kevin Ryan 

SEAN O'CASEY (IRE) - Sue Magnier - Aidan O'Brien IRE

SHABEEB (USA) - Hamdan Al Maktoum - Roger Varian 

SHOGUN (IRE) - Derrick Smith  - Aidan O'Brien IRE

SKY KINGDOM (IRE) - P Makin - William Haggas 

SOCIAL TREASURE (IRE) - Moyglare Stud Farms Ltd - Dermot Weld IRE

STRATUM - Al Asayl Bloodstock Ltd - John Gosden 

SWORD FIGHTER (IRE) - Derrick Smith - Aidan O'Brien IRE

TATHQEEF (USA) - Hamdan Al Maktoum - John Gosden 

TETRADRACHM - Bjorn Nielsen - David Lanigan 

THE GURKHA (IRE) - Sue Magnier - Aidan O'Brien IRE

THE MAJOR GENERAL (IRE) - Derrick Smith - Aidan O'Brien IRE

THE NEW MASTER - Jeff Smith - David Elsworth 

THREE STAR GENERAL - Michael Tabor - Aidan O'Brien IRE

TIERCEL - Prince A A Faisal - Roger Varian 

TIPSTAFF - Godolphin - Jim Bolger IRE

TIRMIZI (FR) - H H Aga Khan - Dermot Weld IRE

TOP BEAK (IRE) - Michael Kerr-Dineen & Martin Hughes - Hughie Morrison 

TORC MOUNTAIN - Qatar Racing Limited - No current trainer 

TREASURE CHEST (IRE) - Derrick Smith - Aidan O'Brien IRE

TRIBAL BEAT (IRE) - Godolphin - Jim Bolger IRE

UAE PRINCE (IRE) - Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum - Roger Varian 

ULTRA (IRE) - Godolphin - Andre Fabre FR

ULYSSES (IRE) - Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd - Sir Michael Stoute 

UNICORN (IRE) - Derrick Smith - Aidan O'Brien IRE

US ARMY RANGER (IRE) - Derrick Smith - Aidan O'Brien IRE

VINCENT'S FOREVER - Robin Geffen & P Bennett-Jones - John Gosden 

WAJEEZ (IRE) - Hamdan Al Maktoum - John Gosden 

WAVE REVIEWS - Nicholas Jones - William Haggas 

WINNING STORY - Godolphin - Saeed bin Suroor 

ZARAK (FR) - H H Aga Khan - Alain de Royer Dupre FR

ZHUI FENG (IRE) - John Connolly & Odile Griffith - Amanda Perrett 

ZIRGON (FR) - Al Shaqab Racing - Christophe Ferland FR

 

136 entries remain following the March 1 scratchings' deadline

50 Irish-trained

6 French-trained

  

Breakdown of Investec Derby entries by trainer

36 entries

Aidan O'Brien IRE (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral, 2012 Camelot, 2013 Ruler Of The World, 2014 Australia)

A Year To Remember, Air Vice Marshal, Beacon Rock, Big Ben, Black Hawk War, Black Sea, Bravery, Claudio Monteverdi, Cole Porter, Cook Islands, Crocodile Shoes, Deauville, General Macarthur, Hit It A Bomb, Housesofparliament, Idaho, Johannes Vermeer, Kellstorm, Landofhopeandglory, London, Luminary, Monarch, Pietro Testa, Port Douglas, Romanesque, San Francisco, Santiago de Cuba, Sean O'Casey, Shogun, Sword Fighter, The Gurkha, The Major General, Three Star General, Treasure Chest, Unicorn, US Army Ranger

 

11 entries

Roger Varian

Askari, Daily News, Ex Lover, Forbidding, High Command, Mutawaaly, New World Power, Point Of View, Shabeeb, Tiercel, UAE Prince

 

10 entries

John Gosden (1997 Benny The Dip, 2015 Golden Horn)

Foundation, Lord Napier, Mazaz, Muntahaa, Royal Artillery, Satish, Stratum, Tathqeef, Vincent's Forever, Wajeez

 

7 entries

Saeed bin Suroor (1995 Lammtarra)

Ebtihaal, Great Return, Huge Future, Jufn, Next Stage, Race Day, Winning Story

 

Dermot Weld IRE

Aasheq, Ebediyin, Embiran, Ezanak, Harzand, Social Treasure, Tirmizi

 

5 entries

Charlie Appleby 

Clock Watcher, Emotionless, Firnas, G K Chesterton, Lusory

 

David Lanigan

Acrux, Gershwin, Intercepted, Mind Shift, Tetradrachm

 

4 entries

William Haggas (1996 Shaamit)

Dwight D, Mujaamil, Sky Kingdom, Wave Reviews  

 

Sir Michael Stoute (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light, 2010 Workforce)

Abdon, Across The Stars, Midterm, Ulysees

 

3 entries

Jim Bolger IRE (2008 New Approach)

Moonlight, Tipstaff, Tribal Beat

 

2 entries

Karl Burke

Bandit Bob, Biodynamic

 

Owen Burrows

Massaat, Muntazah

 

Brian Meehan

Ma Peek, Ride The Lightning

 

Charlie Hills

Exoteric, High Grounds

 

Ger Lyons IRE

Lustrous Light, Restive

 

Hughie Morrison

Maestro Mac, Top Beak

 

Kevin Prendergast IRE

Awtaad, Mutadaffeq

 

Alain de Royer Dupre FR

Darabad, Zarak

 

Kevin Ryan

Ice Galley, Sayedaati Saadati

 

1 entry

Marco Botti

Mr Khalid

 

Pia Brandt FR

Candy Real

 

Clive Cox

Chelsea's Boy

 

Luca Cumani (1988 Kahyasi, 1998 High-Rise)

El Vip

 

Tom Dascombe

Gambit

 

Mikel Delzangles FR

Qatari Gold 

 

Ed Dunlop

Amazing Red

 

David Elsworth

The New Master

 

Andre Fabre FR (2011 Pour Moi)

Ultra 

 

Christophe Ferland FR

Zirgon

 

Richard Hannon

Melfit

 

William Jarvis

Psychotic

 

Martyn Meade

Reuben James

 

Ismail Mohammed

Ban Shoof

 

Hugo Palmer

Mengli Khan

 

Amanda Perrett

Zhui Feng

 

David Simcock

Algometer

 

Mark Tompkins

Mr Turner

 

Lucy Wadham

Pumblechook

 

Ed Walker

Marylebone 

 

2016 Investec Derby - five of the best

 FOUNDATION (IRE)

 ch c Zoffany (IRE) - Roystonea (Polish Precedent (USA))

Born: February 24, 2013

Form: 1113-

Owner: Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Wellington)

Trainer: John Gosden

Breeder: Eyrefield Lodge Stud

From the first crop of Zoffany and purchased for 190,000 euros at Goffs in September, 2014.

Won first three starts last term, culminating with a decisive victory in the Group Two Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket in September.

Sent off favourite, he encountered trouble in running when third to Marcel in the Group One Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on October 24.

 

MIDTERM

b c Galileo (IRE) - Midday (Oasis Dream)

Born: January 16, 2013

Form: 1-

Owner: Khalid Abdullah

Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute

Breeder: Juddmonte Farms

Homebred son of 2001 Investec Derby hero Galileo and the first foal of six-time Group One winner Midday.

The 12/1 joint-favourite for the 2016 Investec Derby with Coral after capturing a mile maiden first time out at Newbury in October.

His trainer has won the Investec Derby five times, thanks to Shergar (1981), Shahrastani (1986), Kris Kin (2003), North Light (2004) and Workforce (2010).

 

SAN FRANCISCO (IRE)

b c Galileo (IRE) - Rumplestiltskin (IRE) (Danehill (USA

Born: February 13, 2013

Form: unraced

Owner: Michael Tabor

Trainer: Aidan O'Brien IRE

Breeder: Orpendale & Niarchos Family

Unraced son of champion two-year-old filly Rumplestiltskin by Galileo.

Full-brother to Group One Yorkshire Oaks heroine Tapestry.

His trainer has won three of the last four renewals of the Investec Derby and five in all - 2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral, 2012 Camelot, 2013 Ruler Of The World, 2014 Australia.

 

ULTRA (IRE)

ch c Manduro (GER) - Epitome (IRE) (Nashwan (USA))

Born: March 26, 2013

Form: 111-

Owner: Godolphin SNC

Trainer: Andre Fabre FR

Breeder: Darley

Unbeaten in three starts last year.

He ended the 2015 campaign with a short-neck victory over Cymric in the mile Group One Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Longchamp in October.

His trainer sent out Pour Moi to win the Investec Derby in 2011; the first French-trained winner since Empery in 1976.

 

ZARAK (FR)

b c  Dubawi (IRE) - Zarkava (IRE) (Zamindar (USA))

Born: March 1, 2013

Form: 1-

Owner: HH Aga Khan

Trainer: Alain de Royer-Dupre

Breeder: HH Aga Khan

Fourth foal of unbeaten champion Zarkava and the first to see a racecourse.

The comfortable winner of a mile maiden at Deauville in October on his only start.

His owner has won the Investec Derby four times, with Sinndar in 2000, Kahyasi in 1988, Shahrastani in 1986 and Shergar in 1981.

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