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Yucatan to be 'left alone' and will miss Epsom showpiece

Yucatan (white cap): will miss the Epsom Derby
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Aidan O'Brien's Derby team will be minus a member as the Ballydoyle trainer ruled out 12-1 shot Yucatan on Friday evening. 

O'Brien, who won the Classic for three consecutive years starting with Camelot's win in 2012, will not be relying on Flaxman Stables's colt, who finished a narrow second behind stablemate Douglas Macarthur in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown earlier this month.

Following Order Of St George's win in the Saval Beg Stakes, O'Brien revealed: "Yucatan is going to be left alone. We'll give him a little break now and hopefully he'll be back for the autumn and if not he'll be a smashing four-year-old.

"Of the horses we were looking at for the Derby, he's the one we're going to leave at the moment.

"We always really liked him and were very happy with him last time and were looking forward to him running, but he just needed a bit of time and we felt it was the right thing to do to give him that time."

Yucatan is going to be left alone. We'll give him a little break now and hopefully he'll be back for the autumn

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