Cape of Good Hope still as big as 40-1 for Derby despite taking the Blue Riband test at Epsom

Cape of Good Hope still as big as 40-1 for Derby despite taking the Blue Riband test at Epsom

Cape of Good Hope gave trainer Aidan O & # 39; Brien his first win in the Blue Riband trial, but his win only caused small wrinkles on June 1 in the bets for the Investec Derby at Epsom.

The 4-1 winner ridden by Ryan Moore, a brother of the globetrotter seven-time winner Highland Reel, who had landed the Coronation Cup at the Derby in Derby and Derby 3rd Idaho in 2016, carried Turgenev in third place before facing the late run kept number two Cap Francais with half a length.

But the fact that his chances run up to 40-1 reflects the reality that much better Derby candidates are housed in the stables of O & # 39; Brien & # 39; s County Tipperary.

Cape of Good Hope (left) gave trainer Aidan O & # 39; Brien his first victory in the Blue Riband process

Cape of Good Hope (left) gave trainer Aidan O & # 39; Brien his first victory in the Blue Riband process

Kevin Buckley, who represents the owners of Coolmore Stud winners, said: “With that achievement and descent it would be a surprise if he didn't run in the Derby, but we still have trials in Chester, Leopardstown, Lingfield and go to York before we get everything settled. & # 39;

Meanwhile, Second Cap Francais showed bags of promises, but his only way to the Derby would be to pay an additional £ 85,000 fee and trainer Ed Walker will need more evidence to feel that this is the right thing to do .

Walker said: & # 39; We can follow a new lawsuit and see what happens. Maybe he's not a horse for the Derby, but for another Derby, maybe Ireland. & # 39;

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