Investec Derby (Eng-I) runner-up Jack Hobbs will face seven rivals when he starts as the heavy favorite in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) on June 27th at the Curragh.
Trained by John Gosden, Jack Hobbs will be ridden by William Buick and will start from post two in the 1 1/2-mile classic. His main challengers include Investec Oaks (Eng-I) winner Qualify and her stablemates Highland Reel (runner-up in the group I Prix du Jockey Club) and Giovanni Canaletto (fourth in the Investec Derby), as well as Storm the Stars, a listed stakes winner that ran third in the Investec Derby.
Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I)
1 Carbon Dating, Ronan Whelan, John Patrick Shanahan
2 Jack Hobbs, William Buick, John Gosden
3 Highland Reel, Ryan Moore, Aidan O’Brien
4 Qualify, Colm O’Donoghue, Aidan O’Brien
5 Radanpour, Pat Smullen, Dermot Weld
6 Kilimanjaro, Seamie Heffernan, Aidan O’Brien
7 Storm the Stars, Pat Cosgrave, William Haggas
8 Giovanni Canaletto, Joseph O’Brien, Aidan O’Brien
(Please note that the post position numbers are different from the program numbers used for wagering.)