Sean Woods is prone to have a clearer concept about Savvy Victory’s potential ambitions after working within the Boodles Chester Vase on Wednesday.
Positioned in three of his 4 races as a juvenile final season, the New Bay colt opened his account in some type on his seasonal reappearance at Pontefract final month.
He faces a major step up in school for this Group Three Derby trial, however Woods is eager to roll the cube with a horse who’s clearly on an upward curve and retains an engagement within the premier Traditional.
“He is a pleasant horse and he deserves his probability,” mentioned the Shalfleet Stables handler.
“We’re stepping as much as a mile and a half and it was all the time the case that we had been going to go for one of many Derby trials.
“I am very pleased with him. The bottom is the important thing as they’ve had a little bit of rain at Chester and it is good floor. At the moment of 12 months you do not need to be working on agency floor if you’ve an entire season forward of you.
“I do not dream that a lot, however he is within the Derby.”
New London is assured to be a short-priced favorite for the all-conquering crew of Charlie Appleby and William Buick.
The Dubawi colt is unbeaten in two begins at Newmarket and he’s second-favourite for the Derby with most bookmakers behind Saturday’s 2000 Guineas third Luxembourg.
Appleby instructed the Godolphin web site: “New London has progressed with every run to this point and brings a pleasant unbeaten profile into the race.
“We hope that the step up in distance will see additional enchancment and this could inform us the place we’re heading over the approaching weeks.”
Aidan O’Brien, who has received the Chester Vase on a file 9 events, depends on Dundalk maiden winner Changingoftheguard, who might be ridden by Ryan Moore.
“My horse stepped up markedly on his juvenile type when successful by six lengths on his return at Dundalk and, whereas that was an easy task for him, the runner-up did not let the shape down when simply touched off final time,” Moore instructed Betfair.
“He steps up one other two furlongs or so right here however he’s a Galileo and he noticed his race out very effectively over an prolonged 10 furlongs at Dundalk.”
Andrew Balding saddles the promising Berkshire Insurgent, however Michael Bell’s Dillian was declared a non-runner on Tuesday morning.