Carlton House, SEVILLE and World Domination are at the forefront of the betting for the Derby and this looks yet another excellent renewal. The former had today's rival Yaseer nine lengths behind when landing his maiden at Newbury in October and big things are expected of him as they are of World Domination, who had been the subject of superlatives from gallop watchers all winter before making an impressive debut at Newbury. This pair have the potential to be stars but Seville has the form in the book and gets the vote. Aidan O'Brien's Galileo colt is out of a mare who won a middle-distance Group 3 so though the fact that he was able to finish a close runner-up to Casamento in the Racing Post Trophy suggests he will have both the pace and staying power for this. The remaining pair are useful but don't look quite up to this standard.
Ashva (USA) 9-2 (8-5) Awkwardly away, led after 1f, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure, no impression when lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 9, 3l behind Belgian Bill (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Carlton House (USA) 3-1 (9-3) Prominent, led over 3f out, clear final furlong, comfortable, won at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) gs in Oct beating Yaseer (9-3) by 9l, 18 ran.
Pisco Sour (USA) 20-1 (8-13) Prominent, hard ridden to chase winner, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 22l behind Roderic O'Connor (8-13) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 2yo Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
Seville (GER) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge 2f out, soon hard ridden, stayed on strongly, not pace of winner, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Casamento (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo Grp 1 (1) gd in Oct.
World Domination (USA) 3-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, shaken up and headway over 3f out, soon travelling strongly, led on bit over 2f out, quickened clear entering final furlong, impressive, won at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo mdn (4) gf in Apr beating Solar Sky (9-3) by 4l, 14 ran.
Yaseer (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Tracked leader, challenged 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Native Khan (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Apr.