Racing: Derby favourite Adair in Dante

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ADAIR, THE Derby favourite headed the 15 five-day acceptors yesterday for the Dante Stakes at York on Wednesday. The ex-American colt, the winner of a maiden at Belmont Park in New York last October on his only start to date, is 7-1 for the Derby with William Hill.

He is among three Godolphin colts left in the Group Two contest along with Mukhalif and Slip Stream - who is reportedly more likely to run in the Glasgow Stakes 24 hours later.

Olivier Peslier will replace the suspended Frankie Dettori on Adair, with Kieren Fallon booked by Sir Michael Stoute for last week's Newmarket Stakes winner Beat All. Twelve of the 15 acceptors are engaged in the Derby.

Dante Stakes acceptors: Adair (trained by Saeed bin Suroor), Beat All (Sir M Stoute), Glamis (J Gosden), Golden Snake (B Hills), High King (A P O'Brien/Irl), Markan (P Cole), Mensa (M Tompkins), Mukhalif (Saeed bin Suroor), Mutaahab (E Dunlop), Saffron Walden (A P O'Brien/Irl), Salford Express (D Elsworth), Slip Stream (Saeed bin Suroor), The Exhibition Fox (B McMahon), William Shakespeare (B Hills), Yakareem (K Mahdi).

Derby: William Hill: 7-1 Adair, 10-1 Daliapour, Montjeu, 12-1 Beat All, Commander Collins, Dubai Millenium, 14-1 Brancaster, Slip Stream, 20-1 Bienamado, Val Royal, 25-1 Blackrock Desert, Coliseum, Killer Instinct, Mukhalif, Mutafaweq, Saffron Walden, Way Of Light, 33-1 Arabian Sea, Compton Admiral, Festival Hall, Genghis Khan, Glamis, Gracioso, Housemaster, King Adam, Little Rock, Magno, Mutaahab, Peace Of Mind, Rhagaas, Rhapsodist, Royal Line, State Shinto, Stravinsky, Storm Hill, Tchaikovsky, Timahs, Waabl, Zindabad, Yaralano, 40-1 others.

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