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Aidan O’Brien will be represented by a trio in Saturday’s G1 Betfred Derby, with Ryan Moore staying loyal to last year’s champion juvenile City Of Troy (Justify) over the stable’s other kingpin Los Angeles (Ire) (Camelot {GB}). With the draw for the Blue Riband taking place on Epsom High Street, there was a blow to City Of Troy’s chances as he was handed the dreaded stall one with all its disadvantages, while Los Angeles who will be partnered by Wayne Lordan will part from stall four. O’Brien withdrew the trio Illinois (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), Diego Velazquez (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) and Portland (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) on Thursday, with the Dominic ffrench-Davis-trained Padesha (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) the other withdrawal to leave 16.

Of the other notables, Godolphin’s Ancient Wisdom (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}) has drawn 11, The Gredley Family’s Ambiente Friendly (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) is in six and Dancing Gemini (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) is in 15. Drawing the “lucky” stall 10 which has housed 11 winners is the Gosdens’ outsider God’s Window (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}).

 

 

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