Postponed to line-up at Epsom breakfast event

Postponed will line up alongside a handful of Classic hopefuls as he enjoys a spin around Epsom on Tuesday’s Breakfast With The Stars event.

Postponed to line-up at Epsom breakfast event

Roger Varian’s Sheema Classic winner is set to tackle the Investec Coronation Cup at the Derby meeting so his trainer is eager to give him an early sight of the unique Epsom track.

Varian said: “Postponed is on target for the Coronation Cup and is very well. He has been very happy since returning from Dubai and the Coronation Cup has always been the plan.

“We are going to take him to Epsom for Breakfast With The Stars to see how he gets on around the course.”

The event is more typically used by those running in the Investec Derby or Oaks and John Gosden’s Dante winner Wings Of Desire will be in action as he gears up for the premier Classic.

Gosden’s Golden Horn took part at last year’s event before going on to glory in the main event and Wings Of Desire is set to be joined by stablemate Linguistic.

Andre Fabre is also following a familiar path as he brought Pour Moi for a look at the track in 2011 before going on to Derby glory.

His Cloth Of Stars, who, like Linguistic, is owned by Godolphin, is another set for a gallop.

Hugo Palmer will send Oaks filly Architecture following her close second in the Oaks trial at Lingfield, while Mick Channon’s duo Harrison and Harlequeen, who are entered for the Derby and Oaks respectively, will also take part in the popular Epsom morning gathering.

Meanwhile, Dane O’Neill is keeping his fingers crossed he will not be out of action for too long following a fall at Nottingham on Tuesday.

O’Neill was unshipped from his mount Mutarajjil on the way to the start for the ROA/Racing Post Owners Jackpot Handicap and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

The rider is still waiting on test results that will likely decide the length of his absence, but he has already been ruled out of the busy weekend schedule.

O’Neill, who is second jockey to leading owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, said: “I’m a bit sore and I’m just waiting on the results of the MRI scan and X-rays I had done.

“You just never know with these things, so we’ll wait to see what the experts say and I’ll take their advice.

“It’s never a good time to get injured. This is a busy time of the year, let’s hope it’s not too serious.”

Here’s a little extra sport: BallTalk TV preview the FA Cup Final between Crystal Palace and Man United:

More in this section


Latest news from the world of sport, along with the best in opinion from our outstanding team of sports writers

Sign up

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox