Ebanoran is the Epsom Derby entry of two time winning trainer John Oxx on Saturday 7th June 2014. The Irish based trainer won the race in 2000 with Sindaar and again in 2009 with the great Sea The Stars. Oxx trains Ebanoran who again, like Sindaar is owned by HRH Aga Khan who is bidding to win the race for the fifth time and emulate his father in the process.
A winner of his Maiden last year at the Curragh over seven furlongs, the son of Oasis Dream was third in the 2000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown on his seasonal debut in March. He followed that up with a strong showing in the Derrinstown House Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown last time where he served it up to Fascinating Rock, only for the result to be reversed by the stewards enquiry. Stamina should not be an issue as his dam is a half sister to two Ascot Gold Cup winners and he's another with lively each-way claims at 16/1.
- 30th March 2014 - Leopardstown - 3rd: 2000 Guineas Trial (Listed)
- 11th May 2014 - Leopardstown - 1d: Derrinstown House Stud Derby Trial GP3
VERDICT: Beat Fascinating Rock in Derby Trial only to lose race on a Stewards Enquiry, has each-way claims based on that run.