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Adrian Murray`s Dallas Star added to Derby field
Adrian Murray`s Dallas Star added to Derby field. Source: irishexaminer.com

Adrian Murray`s Dallas Star added to Derby field

Adrian Murray’s impressive Ballysax Stakes winner Dallas Star has been given the option of lining up in the Betfred Derby having been added to the Epsom Classic at Wednesday’s second entry stage.

The son of Cloth Of Stars won one of his five starts for Dominic Ffrench Davis last season, acquitted himself well when upped to Group company in the Zetland Stakes at the end of the year.

However, he took his form to a new level when reappearing for his new training team in Leopardstown’s early-season Derby trial, springing a 50-1 shock in the hands of Seamie Heffernan and handing some well-regarded colts a convincing beating.

In addition to his entry into the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh, he is now considered for the Epsom version after connections paid £12,000 to include the three-year-old owned by Amo Racing in the lineup.

“It’s unbelievable and the last day he was very good and has to deserve his chance for going at something like the Derby, so it’s an exciting time,” said Murray. “He’s done very well since his race and we’re very, very happy with him, he’s progressing nicely. I don’t know if he will run again before the Derby and I’ll have a chat with Kia (Joorabchian, owner) and Robson (Aguiar) and see what they think. Kia is the owner at the end of the day and the main thing is we have him in the Derby, that’s his main target. We did have him in the German Derby, but we took him out of that. So he’s going to be going for the English and Irish Derbies now, all being well. He’s all class and a lovely horse.”

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