Viren's Army '50-50′ For Derby

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Viren's Army | Racing Post

Viren's Army (Ire) (Twirling Candy), winner of the Listed Dee S. last week for owner Middleham Park Racing, is a “50-50” chance to be supplemented for the G1 Investec Derby, said the partnerships' Racing Manager Tim Palin. The cost to supplement is £75,000.

“It's a 50-50 call,” Palin said. “It's a very big decision to make so we don't want to rush it. We'll see what happens [in the G2 Dante S.] at York on Thursday and by Monday we'll know what the ground might be like and what the forecast might be.”

Trained by Richard Hannon, Viren's Army broke his maiden over heavy going at Epsom as a 2-year-old and finished third behind G1 Investec Oaks fancy So Mi Dar (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) in the Apr. 20 Investec Derby Trial over the same track when it was listed as soft. The going for the Dee at Chester was good.

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