Meehan in no rush with Derby jolly

Brian Meehan is unlikely to make any decision on the likely reappearance date of Derby favourite Crowded House until after next week’s Craven meeting at Newmarket.

The son of Rainbow Quest won two of his four starts as a juvenile culminating in a hugely impressive Group One victory in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.

Meehan has said his he will start off in either the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket or the Dante Stakes at York, but is in no rush to make any firm plans for the exciting colt.

“Crowded House is coming along really well and we are happy with him,” Meehan told his website.

“However, he will not be running in one of the early trials, so there is no rush to make any decision about where he will make his first appearance.

“We have always said the Guineas or the Dante Stakes at the York May meeting will be his initial target, but we will decide only when we have seen what the Guineas trials have to offer, and of course, what the weathermen have to say about the ground situation.”

Meehan also had news of another smart inmate in the shape of Dewhurst Stakes fifth Delegator, who will bid to book his ticket for the Newmarket Classic with a prominent showing in the Craven.

“Delegator showed last season he was a high class performer and we have been delighted with his progress this spring,” Meehan continued.

“The 2000 Guineas is very much on the agenda and his run in the Craven should put him spot on.”

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