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Line Of Duty and Madhmoon headline 14 second entries for 2019 Investec Derby

Article 3rd April 2019 Epsom Downs

Breeders’ Cup winner Line Of Duty and the unbeaten Madhmoon star among 14 second entries for the G1 Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1, details of which are revealed today.

The total number of three-year-olds going forward for Britain’s premier Classic and richest race, which has a total prize fund of at least £1.5 million and is being run for the 240th time, now stands at 107.

Line Of Duty is one of three second entries for Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby, who is chasing a second successive Investec Derby victory after Masar’s landmark victory in the royal blue colours of Sheikh Mohammed’s racing operation in 2018.

Line Of Duty, a talented son of 2001 Investec Derby hero Galileo, has been successful on his three latest starts and signed off 2018 with a gutsy success in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Churchill Downs, USA, in November.

Line Of Duty is a 16/1 chance for the 12-furlong Investec Derby with Unibet, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, with Too Darn Hot, Europe’s top two-year-old in 2018, the 9/2 market leader.

Godolphin’s other second entries are the unbeaten Dubawi colts Al Hilalee (20/1 with Unibet), successful in a mile Listed contest at Deauville on his second start, and impressive Nottingham maiden victor Space Blues (33/1).

Veteran Irish trainer Kevin Prendergast has not saddled a runner in the Investec Derby since 1996, though that could change in 2019 courtesy of Madhmoon (20/1).

Hamdan Al Maktoum’s homebred – a three-year-old colt by Dawn Approach - won both of his 2018 starts in eye-catching fashion, including a mile G2 event at Leopardstown on Irish Champions Weekend in September.

There are three Irish-trained second entries in total revealed today. Investec Derby-winning trainers Jim Bolger and Dermot Weld each have respective entries in Guaranteed (20/1), a Teofilo colt bred by Bolger and part-owned by his wife Jackie, and Raven’s Pass colt Masaff (25/1), owned and bred by the Aga Khan, who were last seen out when first and second in the nine-furlong G3 Eyrefield Stakes at Leopardstown in October.

Nate The Great (Archie Watson, 40/1) is another second entry with form in Stakes races. The Nathaniel colt was placed in two Listed races last year, when just touched off in the seven-furlong Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot in June and third in the 10-furlong Zetland Stakes at Newmarket in October.

Kadar (40/1) is one of several exciting winners among the second entries and a potential first Investec Derby runner for emerging Dubai-based owner Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited. Trained by Karl Burke, the €700,000 Scat Daddy colt impressed on debut in a mile novice race at Haydock Park in September, striding out nicely to win by a length and a quarter.

Burke’s wife Elaine entered Libertarian at the second entry stage in 2013 and the New Approach colt duly landed the G2 Dante Stakes at York before a strong-finishing second behind Ruler Of The World at Epsom Downs.

Burke reported: “Kadar has wintered really well and we are delighted with him. He will start off at Newmarket in either the Feilden Stakes over nine furlongs or the Craven Stakes over the mile, that is the plan at the moment."

“Then we will make a decision about where we go after that, whether it’s the 2000 Guineas or the Dante. He has an interesting pedigree being by Scat Daddy and out of a Sinndar mare. I think he will definitely stay further than a mile. I loved him last year and he is starting to show at home that he has a lot of ability."

“You can definitely compare Kadar and Libertarian in a lot of ways. They were both very athletic, long-striding horses, and if anything Kadar is probably a bit more athletic than Libertarian.”

Hampshire trainer Ralph Beckett has entered unbeaten Archipenko colt Nivaldo (40/1), who would be a first Investec Derby runner for the dual Investec Oaks-winning handler.

Nivaldo justified favouritism on his debut at Ffos Las before doubling up in great style under a penalty at Kempton Park, both over a mile.

Sir Michael Stoute is the only trainer to date to have won the Investec Derby with a second entry – the Khalid Abdullah-owned Workforce in 2010. The Newmarket trainer has engaged Almania (50/1), a Saeed Suhail-owned colt by Australia who scored second time out in a Sandown Park seven-furlong maiden.

The remaining second entries are Motivator colt King Ottokar (Charlie Fellowes, 50/1), who finished ninth in the G1 Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster in October after winning a Newbury novice on debut, Goodwood maiden scorer and Galileo colt Pablo Escobarr (William Haggas, 50/1), Farhh colt King Of Change (Richard Hannon, 100/1), runner-up in both of his starts last season, and the once-raced High Commissioner (Paul Cole, 100/1), an Australia colt.

It cost £9,000 to make a second entry for the 2019 Investec Derby. One horse can secure a wildcard entry by winning the 10-furlong Listed Investec Blue Riband Trial Stakes at the Investec Spring Meeting at Epsom Downs on Wednesday, April 24 (if not already entered or a gelding).

The final entry stage for the Investec Derby is the five-day confirmation stage on Monday, May 27, when horses can be supplemented at a cost of £85,000. 

Latest Investec Derby odds from Unibet, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival:

9/2 Too Darn Hot; 10/1 Japan, Dubai Warrior; 14/1 Anthony Van Dyck, Magna Grecia; 16/1 Line Of Duty; 20/1 Madhmoon, Al Hilalee, Guaranteed; 25/1 Turgenev, Norway, Humanitarian, Masaff; 33/1 Mount Everest, Sydney Opera House, Sangarius, Broome, Sovereign, Circus Maximus, Cape of Good Hope, Constantinople, Persian Moon, Rakan, Space Blues; 40/1 Bangkok, Godzilla, Great Bear, 50/1 Mohawk, King Ottokar, Almania, Barbados, Il Paradiso, Kadar, Alfaatik, Fox Tal, El Misk, Nivaldo, Nate The Great, Jahbath, Albuquerque, Apparate, Georgeville, Ginistrelli, Hiroshima, Kasaman, Mackaar, Makmour, Mawsoof, Travel On, Pablo Escobarr; 66/1 Old Glory, Waldstern, Eminence, Hazran, Holy Kingdom, Invictus Spirit, Pacific Ocean, Khuzaam, Asad, Baltic Song, Barreg, Buckhurst, Cadre Du Noir, Coeur d’Or, Eagles By Day, Emirates Empire, First In Line, Fresno, Grenadier Guard, Guandi, He Will Call, Htilominlo, Metier, Mubariz, Questionare, Shendam, Shennan, Surfman, Swift Wing, Tankerville, 100/1 Western Australia, Gathering Storm, Casanova, Dreadnoughtus, Harpo Marx, Hawa Bladi, Just Hubert, King Pellinor, Lake McKenzie, Landa Beach, Logician, Look Closely, Mannguy, Natty Night, Pasley, Pondus, Prejudice, Private Secretary, Soft Light, South Pacific, Space Walk, Technician, Three Comets, Turnberry Isle, Wargrave, Wirraway, Zarafshan, Zarkallani, Zuba, Zuenoon, King of Change, High Commissioner; 150/1 So High; 200/1 Mighty Matilda.

Each-way 1/4 odds, 1-2-3

 

The Investec Derby

Group 1, £1,500,000 total prize fund. Epsom Downs, Saturday, June 1, 2019, 1m 4f 6y. For three-year-old colts (9st) and fillies (8st 11lb). Horses will only be eligible to run provided they have attained a BHA rating of 80 or higher. Horses who do not qualify for a rating may also be eligible providing the BHA Handicapper is satisfied that the horse’s racecourse performances up to and including the day before confirmation merit a provisional assessment of 80 or more. Horses who have not run will not be eligible. Entries closed December 5, 2017, first scratchings deadline March 5 (96 remained), second entries deadline April 2 (*14 second entries), second scratchings deadline May 21, five-day confirmations & £85,000 supplementary stage May 27, final declarations May 30. Maximum field 20 runners plus 2 reserves.

Horse

Owner

Trainer

ALBUQUERQUE (IRE)

Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

Aidan O'Brien IRE

ALFAATIK

Hamdan Al Maktoum

John Gosden 

*AL HILALEE

Godolphin

Charlie Appleby

*ALMANIA (IRE)

Saeed Suhail

Sir Michael Stoute

ANTHONY VAN DYCK (IRE)

Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

Aidan O'Brien IRE

APPARATE

Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum

Roger Varian 

ASAD (IRE)

SH Nasser Al Khalifa & SH Duaij Al Khalifa

Simon Crisford 

BALTIC SONG (IRE)

Gestut Ammerland

John Gosden 

BANGKOK (IRE)

King Power Racing Co Ltd

Andrew Balding 

BARBADOS (IRE)

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier

Aidan O'Brien IRE

BROOME (IRE)

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier

Aidan O'Brien IRE

BUCKHURST (IRE)

Annemarie O'Brien

Joseph O'Brien IRE

CADRE DU NOIR (USA)

Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited

Martyn Meade 

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE)

Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

Aidan O'Brien IRE

CASANOVA

H R H Princess Haya of Jordan

John Gosden 

CIRCUS MAXIMUS (IRE)

Flaxman Stables/Mrs Magnier/Tabor/Smith

Aidan O'Brien IRE

COEUR D'OR (IRE)

Moyglare Stud Farms Ltd

Dermot Weld IRE

CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE)

Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor

Aidan O'Brien IRE

DREADNOUGHTUS

I R Hatton

Michael Appleby 

DUBAI WARRIOR

Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum

John Gosden 

EAGLES BY DAY (IRE)

Clipper Logistics

Michael Bell 

EL MISK

Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum

John Gosden 

EMINENCE (IRE)

Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor

Aidan O'Brien IRE

EMIRATES EMPIRE (IRE)

Ahmad Al Shaikh

Michael Bell 

FIRST IN LINE

Anthony Oppenheimer

John Gosden 

FOX TAL

King Power Racing Co Ltd

Andrew Balding 

FRESNO (IRE)

George Strawbridge/Sue Magnier/Tabor/Smith

Aidan O'Brien IRE

GEORGEVILLE

Khalid Abdullah

Dermot Weld IRE

GINISTRELLI (IRE)

Bjorn Nielsen & Eastwind Racing Ltd

Ed Walker 

GODZILLA (IRE)

Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor

Aidan O'Brien IRE

GREAT BEAR

Exors of the Late Lady Rothschild

Roger Charlton 

GRENADIER GUARD (IRE)

J Barson

Mark Johnston 

GUANDI (USA)

Empire State Racing Partnership

Tom Dascombe 

*GUARANTEED (IRE)

Jackie Bolger/Rectory Rd Holdings Ltd

Jim Bolger IRE

HARPO MARX (IRE)

Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

Aidan O'Brien IRE

HAZRAN (IRE)

HH Aga Khan

Michael Halford IRE

HE WILL CALL (FR)

Ecurie Pvp Racing

Fabrice Vermeulen FR

*HIGH COMMISSIONER (IRE)

Fitri Hay

Paul Cole

HIROSHIMA

G Smith-Bernal

John Ryan 

HOLY KINGDOM (IRE)

The Rogues Gallery Two

Tom Clover 

HTILOMINLO

H Balasuriya

Sylvester Kirk 

HUMANITARIAN (USA)

HH Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed Racing

John Gosden 

IL PARADISO (USA)

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier

Aidan O'Brien IRE

INVICTUS SPIRIT

The Queen

Sir Michael Stoute 

JAHBATH

Hamdan Al Maktoum

William Haggas 

JAPAN

Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor

Aidan O'Brien IRE

JUST HUBERT (IRE)

Foursome Thoroughbreds

William Muir 

*KADAR (USA)

Phoenix Thoroughbreds Limited

Karl Burke

KASAMAN (FR)

HH Aga Khan

Mikel Delzangles FR

KHUZAAM (USA)

Hamdan Al Maktoum

Roger Varian 

*KING OF CHANGE

Ali Abdulla Saeed

Richard Hannon

*KING OTTAKAR (FR)

Susan Roy

Charlie Fellowes

KING PELLINOR (IRE)

Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor

Aidan O'Brien IRE

LAKE MCKENZIE (IRE)

Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor

Aidan O'Brien IRE

LANDA BEACH (IRE)

Philip Fox & Partner

Andrew Balding 

*LINE OF DUTY (IRE)

Godolphin

Charlie Appleby

LOGICIAN

Khalid Abdullah

John Gosden 

LOOK CLOSELY

Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum

Roger Varian 

MACKAAR (IRE)

Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum

Roger Varian 

*MADHMOON (IRE)

Hamdan Al Maktoum

Kevin Prendergast IRE

MAKMOUR (FR)

HH Aga Khan

Jean Claude Rouget FR

MANNGUY

Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum

Simon Crisford 

*MASAFF (IRE)

HH Aga Khan

Dermot Weld IRE

METIER (IRE)

P Garvey

Andrew Slattery IRE

MIGHTY MATILDA

Branwen Sloper

No current trainer 

MOHAWK (IRE)

Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor

Aidan O'Brien IRE

MOUNT EVEREST (IRE)

Flaxman Stables/Mrs Magnier/Tabor/Smith

Aidan O'Brien IRE

MUBARIZ

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani

Roger Charlton 

*NATE THE GREAT

Mildmay Racing & D H Caslon

Archie Watson

NATTY NIGHT

O'Mulloy, Schwartz

William Muir 

*NIVALDO (IRE)

Quantum Leap Racing II

Ralph Beckett

NORWAY (IRE)

Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor

Aidan O'Brien IRE

OLD GLORY (IRE)

Zayat Stables/Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith

Aidan O'Brien IRE

*PABLO ESCOBARR (IRE)

Hussain Alabbas Lootah

William Haggas

PACIFIC OCEAN (IRE)

Atlantic Jewel Syndicate

Aidan O'Brien IRE

PASLEY (IRE)

Annemarie O'Brien

Joseph O'Brien IRE

PERSIAN MOON (IRE)

Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds X

Mark Johnston 

PONDUS

Hubert John Strecker

James Fanshawe 

PREJUDICE

St Albans Bloodstock Limited

David Simcock 

PRIVATE SECRETARY

Denford Stud

John Gosden 

QUESTIONARE

Lady Bamford

John Gosden 

RAKAN

Hamdan Al Maktoum

Dermot Weld IRE

SHENDAM (FR)

HH Aga Khan

Mikel Delzangles FR

SHENNAN (IRE)

HH Aga Khan

Michael Halford IRE

SO HIGH

George Strawbridge & John R Hass

John Gosden 

SOFT LIGHT (FR)

Claudio Marzocco

Jean Claude Rouget FR

SOUTH PACIFIC

Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor

Aidan O'Brien IRE

SOVEREIGN (IRE)

Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

Aidan O'Brien IRE

*SPACE BLUES (IRE)

Godolphin

Charlie Appleby

SPACE WALK

The Queen

William Haggas 

SURFMAN

Peter Winkworth

Roger Varian 

SWIFT WING

Lady Bamford

John Gosden 

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

Aidan O'Brien IRE

TANKERVILLE (USA)

Khalid Abdullah

Dermot Weld IRE

TECHNICIAN (IRE)

Manton Estate Racing

Martyn Meade 

THREE COMETS (GER)

Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum

Roger Varian 

TOO DARN HOT

Lord Lloyd Webber

John Gosden 

TRAVEL ON

George Strawbridge

John Gosden 

TURNBERRY ISLE (IRE)

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier

Aidan O'Brien IRE

WALDSTERN

Gestut Ammerland

John Gosden 

WARGRAVE (IRE)

Cayton Park Stud/Sue Magnier

Fozzy Stack IRE

WESTERN AUSTRALIA (IRE)

Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor

Aidan O'Brien IRE

WIRRAWAY (USA)

Godolphin

John Gosden 

ZARAFSHAN (IRE)

HH Aga Khan

Dermot Weld IRE

ZARKALLANI (FR)

HH Aga Khan

Alain de Royer Dupre FR

ZUBA

John Connolly & Odile Griffith

Amanda Perrett 

ZUENOON (IRE)

HH Aga Khan

Dermot Weld IRE

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