Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Sunday; Geoffrey Chaucer in the Leopardstown 15:55. Compare odds and bet.
Sunday is all about Aidan O’Brien’s Derby trialists, with Adelaide returning to action in France, in a Group 3 over 1m3f on the French Guineas card at Longchamp.
A 33-1 shot for Epsom glory, he could book his ticket to the fourth Classic of the season with success here, though the French form isn’t easy to evaluate.
On Irish soil, it’s Geoffrey Chaucer (3:55) that represents Ballydoyle in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial, a race O’Brien took for the 10th time last year.
The Montjeu colt has to give 3lbs away to his seven rivals here, but is fancied to do so, judged on the strength of his Beresford Stakes success. Runner-up and stable-mate Oklahoma City went on to land a Newmarket sales race, before chasing home Kingston Hill in the Racing Post Trophy.
The step up in trip really ought to suit the selection, who has the race fit Fascinating Rock to beat. He is fancied to stake his claim for Epsom glory in doing so.
3:55 Leopardstown: Geoffrey Chaucer 2/1 Betvictor
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