The lightly raced Orchestra is one of four entries in the Epsom Derby from trainer Aiden O'Brien on Saturday 7th June. The son of Galileo has run just three times, winning his last two races including a Group 3 last time.
A winner of his Maiden on his second start at Tipperary last August by two lengths, this big horse was impressive when landing the Group 3 Dee Stakes at Chester on his only start this year. Ruler Of The World, also trained by Aiden O'Brien had also won the Chester Vase on his way to landing the Derby twelve months ago and there was a lot to like about Orchestra's win at the Roodee, despite idling in front. He should come on for that run and at odds around the 16/1 mark looks a solid each-way bet.
- 8th May 2014 - Chester - 1st: Chester Vase GP3
|21-1||Orchestra||110||-||Aidan O'Brien||Seamie Heffernan||16/1|
VERDICT: Winner of the Chester Vase and looking to emulate Ruler Of The World who took same route on way to winning Derby 12 months ago.