Talking Horses: Stone Age’s status as Derby favourite under threat at York

By: Greg Wood at York Thursday 12 May 2022

Desert Crown, El Bodegon and Magisterial will all go up against Stone Age in the Dante Stakes before next month’s Derby

Seven of the nine runners in the Dante Stakes at York on Thursday hold entries in next month’s Derby and Stone Age’s recently acquired status as clear favourite for the Epsom Classic may be under threat if one of them can register a convincing success.

Desert Crown has already shortened from 33-1 to 6-1 second-favourite for the Derby in the past 10 days without leaving Newmarket, as other potential candidates have come up short in their trials.

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