Andreas Wohler: will keep Karpino in Germany for German DerbyPICTURE: Getty Images
German Guineas winner Karpino to stay at home
TRAINER Andreas Wohler will not supplement his German 2,000 Guineas winner Karpino for next week's Investec Derby and target the Deutsches Derby instead.
Wohler had suggested a decision would be taken next week on whether to supplement the Pearl Bloodstock-owned colt, who was a four and a half length winner at Cologne last weekend.
However, a decision has been reached on Karpino's next target, as Wohler told the Racing Post: "We had a long discussion this morning, but have decided to stick to the original plan, which means that he will run next in the German Derby at Hamburg on July 5."
Following his German Guineas win, Karpino had been introduced at between 12-1 and 20-1 for the Derby, but there will still be a representative from the yard at Epsom, as outsider Rogue Runner will take his chance.
Owned by Qatar Racing, Rogue Runner was fifth in a Group 3 at Frankfurt at the start of May and is a 66-1 shot for Epsom glory.