French raider Pour Moi looks set to take his place in the Investec Derby field after he pleased trainer Andre Fabre in a spin at Epsom.
The Montjeu colt, who is owned by the Coolmore team, marked himself as a Derby contender when notching a stylish win in the Prix Greffulhe at Saint-Cloud earlier this month.
Pour Moi worked over 10 furlongs under Mickael Barzalona at Epsom as part of the Breakfast With The Stars event, accompanied by his Maxime Guyon-ridden stablemate O’Kelly Hammer.
Barzalona’s mount pulled nicely clear with a furlong still to travel and Fabre is now satisfied the colt will do himself justice if he takes his chance on Saturday week.
“He’s relatively inexperienced and we thought it was a good occasion to get him experience he’s lacking and show him the track. Everything went quite well, so we were happy,” said Fabre.
“He enjoyed going downhill and enjoyed the track. I’m quite pleased. Nearly all my Derby runners were a disaster so far.
“Pour Moi is the best chance I’ve ever had here. He’s a good horse.”
Godolphin currently have three horses entered in the 12-furlong Classic, but racing manager Simon Crisford has confirmed Ocean War as their only intended runner.
He will be the mount of Frankie Dettori, who landed the race in 2007 aboard Authorized.
Casamento will be rerouted to the French equivalent, the Prix du Jockey Club, while Genius Beast is being lined up for a crack at the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot.