1m. 4f. 6yds. 14 Declared.
Betfred Derby (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Class 1 ) of £1,561,950.00 3-y-o
1st - €885,782.00 2nd - €335,819.00 3rd - €168,066.00 4th - €83,721.00 5th - €42,016.00 6th - €21,086.00
Formscan - A fascinating renewal of one of the world's most revered thoroughbred races, in which many will hope to turn dreams into reality. The Italian maestro, Frankie Dettori, will seek to add a third Derby success to his ever-expanding CV on this farewell season, and Arrest, a facile winner of the Chester Vase, would appeal as a live candidate. Aidan O'Brien has had a stranglehold on this contest in the last few years, winning three of the previous six renewals. He saddles three here, of which high-class juvenile Auguste Rodin looks to be his most likely chance, providing he can bounce back from a below-par run in the 2000 Guineas. There was little to separate The Foxes (winner) and White Birch (second) when the pair met in last month's Dante and though both have more than enough ability to feature, a low draw could hamper their chances. Passenger, an unlucky third that day, looks set to close the gap, and it would be no surprise were he to repeat the dose for last year's winning trainer/jockey combination. A chance, however, is taken on DUBAI MILE. Pedigree would suggest he's not a guaranteed stayer at this trip, but he plugged on for a creditable fifth, having looked outpaced in the 2000 Guineas. He saw off Arrest in the Criterium de Saint Cloud over 1m 2f in October last year, so it is quite possible this test will bring out the best in him. Military Order completes a lengthy shortlist.