Galileo ready to rock at Epsom

Galileo ready to rock at Epsom

Galileo Rock is on course to take his chance in the Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday.

The David Wachman-trained colt has had just three career starts, winning by seven lengths on his debut at Leopardstown before finishing fifth to Trading Leather in a Group Three at Newmarket.

His reappearance this season saw him beaten less than a length in third in the Sandown Classic Trial, with subsequent Dante Stakes winner Libertarian immediately behind him.

Wachman told the Irish Times: “The plan was always to go to Sandown and then the Derby. We’re very happy with him and he’s a well-balanced colt who likes fast ground.

“The favourite (Dawn Approach) has the best form from the Guineas but Epsom is a one-off place and we think our horse will run well.”

Galileo Rock was one of 11 Irish-trained colts from 15 horses left in the Derby at Monday’s confirmation stage.

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