Derby 2016: Deauville’s stamina can spin wheel his way at Epsom casino

Even if Ryan Moore opts for Aidan O’Brien’s apparent No1, US Army Ranger, his stablemate looks attractive at 12-1 ahead of Wings Of Desire and Moonlight Magic

Nearly 500 colts were entered for the 2016 Investec Derby as yearlings in December 2014 and 17 months later the possible field has been whittled down to no more than 20 that could go to post at Epsom Downs next Saturday, yet the task of finding the winner does not feel any easier now than it was then.

Three of the last four Derbys have gone to the favourite, at 13-8, 11-8 and 8-13. The one that did not was won by Ruler Of The World, when Dawn Approach started at 5-4 and finished last.

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