The John Gosden trained Romsdal has been supplemented for the 2014 Epsom Derby on Saturday 7th June. The three year old by Halling is owned by HRH Princess Haya of Jordan, who won the race in 2008 with the Jim Bolger trained New Approach.
Third on debut over a mile and a quarter at Doncaster in March, the colt won his Maiden a few weeks later when landing a five length victory on the all weather at Kempton. A step up in class next time, he was a fast finishing second behind Orchestra in the Chester Vase, a race won by subsequent Derby winner Ruler Of The World twelve months ago. The trainer stated he wasn't sparkling at home last week but nevertheless has been supplemented here and is a general 25/1 chance.
- 29th March 2014 - Doncaster - 3rd: Maiden Stakes C5
- 9th April 2014 - Kempton (AW) - 1st: Maiden C6
- 8th May 2014 - Chester - 2nd: Chester Vase GP3
VERDICT: Second in the Chester Vase, he looks a scrapper who should handle the trip and occassion well enough. Supplemented for the race at a cool £75k.