Monday, May 31, 2010

A Twitter Guide to the 2010 Derby

Looking for a quick pointer to this year's Derby? Here's my Twitter Guide to the five day entries, all compiled within the imposed 140 character restriction.

Al Zir Ninth behind Makfi in Guineas, stable out of form. Godolphin has supplemented two trained by Al Zarooni
At First Sight Coolmore pacemaker - 150/1 in places
Azmeel Won the Dee Stakes with a decent turn of foot from an unpromising position; tough, looks certain to stay, place prospects
Bright Horizon Another Coolmore pacemaker - generally a 200/1 shot
Bullet Train Made all to take the Lingfied Trial in some style. Not originally considered Derby material by connections
Cape Blanco Galileo colt retained ubeaten record coming home three and a quarter lengths in front of Workforce in the Dante at York
Coordinated Cut Third in the Dante - no horse beaten in that race has gone on to win the Derby
Hot Propsect Third behind Bullet Train in the Lingfield Derby Trial
Jan Vermeer Coolmore inmate has shot to the head of the market following victory in the Gallinule. Murtagh still to announce his ride in the race
Midas Touch Won the Derrinstown Stud Trial; beaten three lengths by Jan Vermeer in maiden last September
St Nicholas Abbey Favourite through the winter after Racing Post Trophy victory. Sixth in Guineas, rumours abound, big drifter now, will Murtagh ride?
Ted Spread Won the Chester Vase with battling display; owned by the fabulously-named False Nose 'n Glasses Parternership
Workforce Looked awkward ride when second in Dante but connections reported bit had slipped. More to come - no horse placed in Dante has won Derby
Buzzword Fourth in French Guineas, surprise supplementary entry at cost of £75,000. Strong recent homework reason cited for entry
Rewilding Second Godolphin supplement. Won Cocked Hat at Goodwood - last horse to win that and Derby was Troy (1979). Will Dettori ride?

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