CRACKSMAN and Cliffs Of Moher star in a final field of 19 runners for Saturday’s Investec Derby at Epsom.

The John Gosden-trained Cracksman, who carries the same colours as 2015 Derby hero Golden Horn, is unbeaten in two starts including a victory at the track in April’s Derby Trial.

That form has been well advertised since, with the runner-up, Permian, going on to land a Listed prize at Newmarket and the Dante Stakes at York. Permian renews the rivalry after being supplemented on Monday by trainer Mark Johnston at a cost of £85,000.

Dee Stakes winner Cliffs Of Moher is one six runners for Aidan O’Brien as he bids to win the world’s most famous Flat race for a sixth time.

The other Ballydoyle representatives are Capri, Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial winner Douglas Macarthur and Chester Vase one-two-three Venice Beach, Wings Of Eagles and The Anvil.

South Africa’s Mayfair Speculators’ part-owned Douglas Macarthur, a 16-1 chance with most bookmakers, will be partnered by leading Irish jockey Colm O’Donoghue. For those with superstitious beliefs, Douglas Macarthur will start as Number 7 in the 19-horse line-up.

See final field here.

 

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