Moore on the Bal­ly­doyle bat­tal­ion

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An­thony Van Dyck

A lovely horse who won a Group Two at two and ran well in the Na­tional Stakes and De­whurst. I could not have been hap­pier with him at Ling­field [in the Derby trial]. He ticks a lot of boxes.


Got bet­ter and bet­ter at two and ran well in the La­gardere. He has come out and won two tri­als im­pres­sively. Has a mas­sive chance.

Cape Of Good Hope

He won his trial at Ep­som, and is a brother to our best horse of re­cent times, High­land Reel. Step­ping up in dis­tance will suit him.

Cir­cus Max­imus

He is very well bred. He was Group One placed be­hind Magna Gre­cia at two, won his trial at Ch­ester, I think he will take a big step for­ward.


Has not won a trial but he is a lovely, lovely colt. He was a bit be­hind the others and only just ready to start in the Dante at York this month, where I rode him with the Derby in mind. He has got to step for­ward to beat Tele­caster but will ben­e­fit from the trip. A beau­ti­ful horse, and un­com­pli­cated.


He was a good two-year-old but, though he is en­ti­tled to be there, Sir Dragonet kicked him out of the way at Ch­ester.

Sir Dragonet

No one was talk­ing about him six weeks ago but you could only be im­pressed. We will not know if he was flat­tered in his trial at Ch­ester, they went fast on soft ground, but he had to come around them all and was very im­pres­sive. Bookies’ favourite says a lot.


Placed in two tri­als but bet­ter than they give him credit for.

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