Approach gets Derby green light

Approach gets Derby green light

Trainer Jim Bolger confirmed Qipco 2000 Guineas hero Dawn Approach will be aimed towards the Investec Derby at Epsom on June 1.

The unbeaten juvenile produced a brilliant performance to win the first Classic of the season on Saturday by five lengths.

Godolphin’s colt will now bid to emulate his sire, New Approach, who claimed the Derby five years ago.

Bolger said: “Dawn Approach has come out of the 2000 Guineas in excellent shape and I couldn’t be more pleased with him.

“I am now looking forward to running him in the Investec Derby at Epsom.”

Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford told www.godolphin.com: “It has been agreed that Dawn Approach should run in the Investec Derby on June 1.

“His temperament and demeanour are excellent and he relaxes in his races which means he has a better chance of seeing out the mile and a half.”

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