A 3 year old colt for John and Thady Gosden, Derab is a lightly raced sort who’s only ran 4 times in his career.
A debut run late last season saw him beaten by La Barrosa who subsequently won a group 3 and came a narrow 2nd in the Craven Stakes at the start of this season.
Derab came back to the course in April of this year but couldn’t live with recent Falmouth Stakes winner Snow Lantern as the filly was impressive breaking her maiden.
He easily shed his maiden tag on his next outing over a mile before moving up starkly in grade and trip when contesting the Prix Du Jockey Club at Chantilly in early June.
The swift move up to the Group 1 caught him out and he only managed 8th on soft ground in the French Classic.
Dropping back starkly in grade will help and his breeding strongly suggests that 10 furlongs will be his optimum trip.
He’s highly unexposed and has loads of improvement to come. The form with Snow Lantern is some of the strongest on offer in the field.