Racing: Day Flight turns away from Derby

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Day Flight will not be added to the Derby field at Monday's £75,000 supplementary stage. The John Gosden-trained colt, an impressive 20-length winner of the Michael Seely Memorial Glasgow Stakes at York this month, had been quoted at 10-1 with a run by William Hill.

Day Flight will not be added to the Derby field at Monday's £75,000 supplementary stage. The John Gosden-trained colt, an impressive 20-length winner of the Michael Seely Memorial Glasgow Stakes at York this month, had been quoted at 10-1 with a run by William Hill.

Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to the colt's owner, Khalid Abdullah, has confirmed Day Flight - who holds an entry in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot - will not run in the Epsom feature next Saturday. The owner still has American Post as a possible runner in the premier Classic.

Salford City has been supported with both William Hill and Coral ahead of the big race. David Elsworth's charge pleased connections in a workout on the track this week and is now 10-1 from 12-1 with both firms. "Since working on the track on Wednesday, and following positive comments from connections, this colt has been all the rage with punters and could be a single-figure price by next weekend," David Stevens, of Coral, said.

DERBY (Saturday 5 June) Coral: 9-4 Yeats, 3-1 Snow Ridge, 4-1 North Light, 10-1 Salford City, 11-1 Percussionist, 12-1 American Post, Rule Of Law, 14-1 Let The Lion Roar, 20-1 Meath, 33-1 Cairdeas, Book Of Kings, Duke Of Venice, Elshadi, Moscow Ballet, 50-1 others.

William Hill: 5-2 Yeats, 3-1 Snow Ridge, 7-2 North Light, 10-1 Salford City, 12-1 American Post, Percussionist, 14-1 Let The Lion Roar, 16-1 Rule Of Law, 33-1 Cairdeas, Gatwick (to be supplemented), Hazyview (to be supplemented), Meath, 40-1 others.

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