The feature race of the afternoon is the Group Three Ballysax Stakes which is seen as a trial for the Derby and a horse we are fond of is Alexandroupolis for Aidan O'Brien.
A three year old son of Camelot who was bought for 240,000gns looked a very smart prospect on his sole two year old run in September 2022.
Over 1m 1/2f at Galway, having had to bide his time behind runners, when Wayne Lordan found a gap he powered home to beat a staying on Espionage, who is his stablemate.
Related to Group One winner Kew Gardens, he has stamina in his pedigree and the further he goes the better he will become, especially on soft ground.
He is currently 16/1 for the Derby in June and we can only see his price contracting if going well in this, but it is interested to see him against stablemate Denmark.
Ryan Moore has chosen Alexandroupolis