THE QUEEN is unlikely to decide until the middle of the week whether
Carlton House will seek Classic compensation in Sunday's Dubai Duty Free
Irish Derby, but bookmakers have offered their own recommendations,
installing the royal star as short as 6-4 favourite for the Curragh showpiece.
Carlton House was unable to end the Queen's long and frustrating wait
for a first success in the Investec Derby when an arguably unlucky third
at Epsom, but his owner has not even had a runner in the premier
Classic's Irish equivalent, in which her involvement would add
That possibility seemed to increase on
Saturday when Carlton House delighted connections in a workout on
Newmarket's Racecourse Side gallop, on which the Sir Michael
Stoute-trained Totesport Dante Stakes winner stormed clear of an older stablemate.