Arabian Crown To Miss The Derby – City Of Troy Now Clear Market Leader

Arabian Crown | Emma Berry

Arabian Crown (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}), who had been as short as 7-2 for Derby glory, will miss his intended engagement at Epsom after suffering a setback.

The news was announced on Friday morning by the official Godolphin account on X.

A statement read, “Unfortunately Arabian Crown will miss the @EpsomRacecourse Derby due to a setback. He will now be aimed at a late summer campaign.”

Trained by Charlie Appleby, Arabian Crown has won four of his five starts, including a taking reappearance in the Bet365 Classic Trial at Sandown. 

He had been vying for Derby favouritism in the ante-post market with City Of Troy but his defection from the June 1 showpiece means that Aidan O'Brien's charge has been shortened into a clear 2-1 favourite with most firms. 


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