Trained by John Gosden, Azmeel was a good winner of the Group 3 Dee Stakes in early May at Chester and immediately received good market support. He is currently available at around the 12/1 mark but we think he should be treated as an even more serious player as he will improve a great deal from his last run.
The win was his fourth from five starts, with his only defeat coming in the Bet365 Classic Trial where he was beaten by 2¼ lengths when second to the Godolphin trained, Chabal, who in all likelihood will oppose again in the Derby.
It is true that Chabal disappointed in his next race coming well down the field in the Dante Stakes, won by Cape Blanco, but punters are advised to ignore that form as the ground was not right and that Chabal and Azmeel will be different propositions at Epsom.
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