Recital is one of a number of Ballydoyle owned horses likely to line up in the 2011 running of the Epsom Derby. Trained by Aidan O'Brien, he goes looking for his first win in the Derby for nine years, following his two wins in the race with Galileo and High Chaparral who won in consecutive years at the turn of the century.
This Montjeu colt doesn't look a straightforward type, having gone unbeaten on his first two starts as a two year old last year, winning the Group 1 Criterium De Saint Cloud impressively in November, he was very disappointing finishing a well beaten third on debut this season in the Group 3 Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown.
Returning to the track in May, Recital won the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial in good enough style, although he seems to have an awkward head carriage which could put some punters off for the Derby.
|11-31||Recital||132||A O'Brien||K Fallon||7/1|
VERDICT: Best fancied of Aidan O'Brien's entries, winner of the Derrinstown Stud Trial, certainly one to watch out for.