Cape Blanco - Non Runner
Impressive winner of the Dante Stakes on 13th May at York, this unbeaten, progressive colt in winning that race probably ended the Derby hopes of Workforce, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, who could only manage second place and Chabal, the main Epsom Derby hope of Godolphin, who was left for dead in the home straight.
Cape Blanco’s win was his fourth from four races, having w on three times as a juvenile. Those wins included one at Group 3 and one at Group 2, proving his progressive nature. It is not sure whether or not Cape Blanco will be ridden by Ballydoyle lead jockey, Johnny Murtagh or not, but whoever rides him will know that he is on board a major player at Epsom on Derby Day. The Dante win, prompted the Bookmakers to shorten him to around 8/1 for the Derby, but it is his stablemate, Jan Vermeer who remains race favourite. There is a school of thought that Cape Blanco may miss the race and go to the French Derby as an alternative.
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