Ocovango is the entry of French trainer Andre Fabre for this year'sEpsom Derby on Saturday 1st June. The colt is by Monsun and is unbeaten in all three of his starts in France. Fabre won the Derby with Pour Moi in 2011, the first French trained winner of the Derby since Emery in 1976.
Ocovango has run just three times, all at Saint Cloud in France and all races have had cut in the ground. He won his Maiden as a two year old last November over a mile on heavy ground and then won a Listed contest on debut this season in March on very soft ground over a mile and a quarter. His most recent run came in the Group 2 Prix Greffulhe over a mile and a quarter where he just got up to win comfortably enough by half a length.
- 4th May 2013 - Saint Cloud - 1st: Prix Greffulhe GP2
- 31st March 2013 - Saint Cloud - 1st: Prix Francois Mathet Listed
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VERDICT: Andre Fabre has a strong hand of 3yo's this season and this could be the best. Rated 11 pounds inferior to the favourite and ground could be a concern.