Winner of Dante Stakes Telecaster supplemented for Investec Derby on Saturday at Epsom
- Hughie Morrison convinced Telecaster has made an effort to win in York
- The trainer paid the extra entry fee of £ 85,000 for Saturday's race
- He is one of the 15 remaining submissions, eight of which have been trained by Aidan O & # 39; Brien
Trainer Hughie Morrison has added the much needed spark to Saturday's Investec Derby by giving green light to the Telecaster winner of Dante Stakes.
Telecaster is one of the 15 remaining entries for the Derby, eight of which have been trained by Aidan O & # 39; Brien.
Doubts about the participation of the Telecaster, which will be driven by Oisin Murphy, remained with Morrison who wanted to measure that the son of New Approach had earned the efforts of winning the Dante in York on May 16.
Telecaster (left) has been added to the field for the Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday
3 Sir Dragonet, 4 Broome, 5 Telecaster, Anthony Van Dyck, 8 Bangkok, 10 Japan, 12 Madhmoon, 14 Surfman, 20 Circus Maximus, Norway, 25 Cape of Good Hope, Humanitarian, Line Of Duty, 33 Sovereign, 150 Hiroshima
That was arranged after Murphy rode Telecaster on Monday morning and Morrison gave the OK for an additional entry fee of £ 85,000.
Morrison said: & # 39; It was an easy decision, just as good as since Dante and we have been happy with him. We have no worries with him since.
& # 39; Oisin sat in him this morning and gave him a breeze over five stages and he gave us the thumbs up. The difficult part will be the next five days in the hope that we haven't wasted the money! So many things can go wrong.
& # 39; We all felt that it was part of the responsibilities to do your utmost to stand up for the race. & # 39;
Telecaster is 5-1 third favorite for the most significant flat race of the season. He becomes a second Derby rider for Morrison, whose Pisco Sour finished ninth in 2011 as Pour Moi.
As expected, O & # 39; Brien also complemented ante-post favorite and Chester Vase winner Sir Dragonet.
Like Telecaster, he was a first Derby entry, but both stallion foals were originally taken out of the race when they seemed likely to be immature to ride the race.
It has turned out to be a costly decision to give something back, but a copy that will be rewarded with a Derby victory.
O & # 39; Brien & # 39; s other Derby entries are Anthony Van Dyck, Cape of Good Hope, Circus Maximus, Broome, Japan, Norway and Sovereign.
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