2021 Cazoo Derby at Epsom: the runners, the odds, the verdict
Your guide to Saturday's Cazoo Derby (4.30 Epsom), the colts' Classic at Epsomand the most prestigious Flat race in the world.
Has scope but improvement is needed and a more conventional track may suit better.
Made very good impression with recent Group 3 win; looks sure to stay 1m4f; fine prospect.
Jockey: Ryan Moore
Group 1 winner at two (1m2f, heavy); just a respectable reappearance fifth in the Dante.
Won on heavy and good; fighting spirit to win at Newbury and the Dante; bred to stay well.
5 John Leeper
Progressive in minor company; should be suited by 1m4f; complex task early in career.
Two Group 1 wins on testing going, the latter in Irish 2,000 Guineas; likely to stay 1m4f.
8 Mojo Star
Promising in defeat in novice/maiden company but a mighty leap forward is needed.
Chased home Mac Swiney on finaltwo-year-oldrun; not guaranteed to stay 1m4f on pedigree.
Trainer: Charlie Appleby
10 Southern Lights
Maiden winner on reappearance; no inroads on Bolshoi Ballet in Group 3 over 1m2f since.
11 Third Realm
Convincing winner of Lingfield Derby Trial (soft); a handy type who can improve further.
12 Youth Spirit
Nothing flash in earlier runs but pleasing win upped to 1m4f in Chester Vase; has a squeak.
This can go to Bolshoi Ballet, so impressive at Leopardstown and the only runner for the yard that has won six of the last nine runnings.
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