Camelot looks formidable in Investec Derby at Epsom
Undefeated Camelot will start in Saturday’s Investec Derby at Epsom as the favorite and is considered by his opposition as the horse to beat, reports Sporting Life. Should he win, Camelot would be just the third winner in Britain’s biggest classic for trainer Aidan O’Brien. O’Brien won in 2001 with Galileo and in 2002 with High Chaparral.
“The race is a very difficult test of a horse. There cannot be any chink in their armour and everything has to go right on the day. We are delighted to get there with horses with chances,” said O’Brien who also saddles Astrology for the race.
Hayley Turner, who will become the second female jockey to ride in the Derby, rides Cavaleiro in the race and says of her opposition: “Camelot looks bombproof. He’s never been beaten, and won the two stiffest tests en route to the Derby – the Racing Post Trophy and the 2000 Guineas. I think the extra half-mile will work in his favour and he is trained by the right person in Aidan O’Brien. I think we could all be playing for second place.”