Epsom Derby: Romsdal a late addition to field for Saturday

Romsdal

INVESTEC DERBY MEETING

Venue:
Epsom Downs Racecourse
Date:
Friday 6 & Saturday 7 June
Times:
Oaks 16:00 BST Friday, Coronation Cup 14:40 Saturday, Derby 16:00 Saturday
Coverage:
Big-race commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live; reports/results BBC Sport website

The John Gosden-trained Romsdal has been included as a late entry for the Derby at a cost of £75,000.

Last month the three-year-old colt was beaten by Aidan O'Brien's Orchestra in the Chester Vase and Gosden decided over the weekend to supplement the horse for the Epsom Classic.

The 17-strong field will be headed by favourite Australia, who came third in the 2,000 Guineas four weeks ago.

Australia and Orchestra are among four O'Brien entries for Saturday's race.

O'Brien has saddled four previous Derby winners in Galileo (2001), High Chaparral (2002), Camelot (2012) and last year's victor Ruler Of The World.

Australia and Orchestra will be joined by stable-mates Geoffrey Chaucer and Kingfisher.

Newmarket trainer Gosden also has unbeaten Sandown Classic Trial winner Western Hymn in the field, and will allow jockey William Buick to chose his preferred mount, with Richard Hughes ready to ride whichever horse remains.

Derby entries at confirmation stage: Impulsive Moment (trainer, A Balding), Arod (P Chapple-Hyam), Australia (A P O'Brien), Ebanoran (John Oxx), Geoffrey Chaucer (A P O'Brien), Kingfisher (A P O'Brien), Orchestra (A P O'Brien), Pinzolo (C Appleby), Snow Sky (Sir M Stoute), Sudden Wonder (C Appleby), True Story (S Bin Suroor), Western Hymn (J Gosden), Fascinating Rock (D K Weld), Kingston Hill (R Varian), Red Galileo (E Dunlop), Our Channel (W Haggas), Romsdal (J Gosden)

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