BANOFFEE was the springer in the Investec Oaks market on Saturday after connections supplemented her at a cost of £30,000 for Friday's Classic at Epsom.
JIM BOLGER has revealed Investec Derby favourite Dawn Approach has been thriving since winning the Qipco 2,000 Guineas earlier this month.
SIR MICHAEL STOUTE, without a runner in the Investec Derby, is still confident of Classic glory at Epsom with Oaks candidate Liber Nauticus.
TELESCOPE will not run in the Investec Derby next month according to his trainer Sir Michael Stoute after a lacklustre gallop at Lingfield on Wednesday.
THE fate of Britain's leading Investec Derby challenge Telescope hinges on a critical weekend workout after his owners cast doubt on his likelihood of making the Classic following a disappointing racecourse gallop on Wednesday.
DANTE STAKES winner Libertarian is on course for the Investec Derby having completed his serious work in the build-up to the Epsom Classic on June 1.
TELESCOPE, whose participation in the Investec Derby was in doubt after he suffered leg injuries, impressed workwatchers when exercising in Newmarket on Sunday morning and is a step closer to running at Epsom.
INVESTEC DERBY favourite Dawn Approach has hardened to 5-4 (from 6-4) with Boylesports after fellow leading contender Telescope was not declared for his dress rehearsal for Epsom, although his connections still hope to make the Classic on June 1.
HOT SNAP, as short as 10-1 for the Investec Oaks, will not bid to give trainer Sir Henry Cecil a ninth win in the Epsom Classic after connections took her out of the race.
OUT of the swirling mists of this week's Classic trials a chestnut colt with a white face was emerging as the outstanding candidate for the Investec Derby with Dawn Approach hardening to 6-4 favourite for Epsom glory next month.
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