Peter Chapple-Hyam is bidding to win the Epsom Derby for the second time on Saturday 7th June with his entry Arod. The colt by Teofilo is bidding to emulate Authorized who won the race for Chapple-Hyam in 2007.
The general 16/1 chance won his Maiden at Windsor over a mile and a quarter earlier in the season by five lengths and ran a big race when finishing second in the Group 2 Dante Stakes last time. Authorized won the Dante before landing the Derby in 2007 and Arod's form was franked on Sunday when The Grey Gatsby, who won the Dante by three quarters of a length landed the French Derby.
- 11th April 2014 - Windsor - 1st: Maiden Stakes C5
- 15th May 2014 - York - 2nd: Dante Stakes GP2
|3-12||Arod||108||-||Peter Chapple-Hyam||Jamie Spencer||16/1|
VERDICT: Second in the Dante behind subsequent French Derby winner, another with solid each-way claims.