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Bumper bank holiday of action as Telecaster Derby decision looms

Telecaster: impressive in the Dante
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Derby week begins in bumper fashion with six meetings in Britain and it's back-to-back bank holiday fare with all of the fixtures taking place in the afternoon.

They are followed by Ballinrobe's jumps card in Ireland, while the Derby picture might become clearer as there is a forfeit stage before noon.

Hughie Morrison faces a tricky decision whether to supplement Dante winner Telecaster – it will cost £85,000 – but Aidan O'Brien has confirmed Sir Dragonet will be added to the field.

Going reports

Chelmsford (first race at: 1.25)
Standard

Huntingdon (1.35)
Good. Rail movements: 1.30 +91yds, 2.05, 2.40 & 5.00 +64yds, 3.15 +23yds, 3.50 +32yds and 4.25 +80yds.

Leicester (1.45)
Good to firm, good on the bends

Redcar (1.50)
Good to firm

Windsor (1.55)
Good to firm, good in places

Cartmel (2.10)
Good

Ballinrobe (5.45)
Good

What to back

Richard Birch leads the tipping team and also sizes up which market leaders might be vulnerable

Richard Forristal provides the best bets from Ireland.

What to read

There was anger following a sprint at Goodwood on Saturday, which left another trainer gutted.

Lee Mottershead has his say on why the Derby might find life difficult on Saturday, while you can read about Hermosa's 1,000 Guineas victory here.

A preview of today's action is available here.

What to watch

No better time to get to know Battaash a little more.

...or his Irish 2,000 Guineas-winning stablemate Phoenix Of Spain.

The best of Racing Post Sport

It's Aston Villa v Derby in the huge playoff final today and our ace advice is here

Final thought 

Hughie Morrison was keeping his cards close to his chest at Goodwood last week over Telecaster and the Derby decision, but it was interesting to note Richard Hannon seemed sure the colt would run. "I know how trainers think," he said.


For the freshest betting advice, based on latest going and market conditions, don't miss the Live Tipster every afternoon. Just click Raceday Live at racingpost.com or the mobile app


 

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