Racing: Ten to follow on the Flat

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3-y-o bay colt by Fairy King - Alidiva, by Chief Singer

Owner: Greenbay Stables. Trainer: Henry Cecil

Form: Unraced because of minor surgery on an ankle last year, but is beginning to look the part this spring. His dam has produced three Group 1 winners; Sleepytime, Taipan and Ali-Royal.

Cape verdi

3-y-o bay filly by Caerleon -- Afrique Bleu Azur (Sagace)

Owner: Godolphin. Trainer: Saeed Bin Suroor

Form: 1214. Bred for the Oaks trip but has shown enough speed to take a hand in the Guineas. Disappointed in the Cheveley Park, but a winter in the Dubai sunshine should make her feel better.


3-y-o chestnut colt by Groom Dancer - Up Anchor (Slip Anchor)

Owner: Fahd Salman. Trainer: Henry Cecil

Form: 1. Most once-raced maiden winners disappear without trace, but this one won by eight lengths and finished so powerfully that it took his jockey more than half a mile to wrestle him to a halt.

Green Dance

3-y-o bay colt by Sadler's Wells - Hellenic (Darshaan)

Owner: Lord Weinstock; Trainer: Michael Stoute

Form: 2. It is only a matter of time until Europe's leading sire gets a Derby winner. This one of his sons was a respectable second over an inadequate trip, and should reward his connections' patience.


3-y-o bay colt by Unfuwain - Spin (by High Top)

Owner: Mollers Racing. Trainer: Geoff Wragg

Form: 421. Yet to be tested in Pattern company but improved hand over fist last year, ending with a win at Pontefract. Strong, good-actioned, handles easy ground, sure to stay at least 12 furlongs.


4-y-o bay filly by Nashwan - Someone Special (Habitat)

Owner: Helena Springfield Ltd. Trainer: Luca Cumani

Form: 1-11. A lightly-raced, but tough, filly who finished last season on an upward curve and would not have to progress very much to trouble the best of either sex at around 10 furlongs.


4-y-o chestnut colt by Nureyev -- Peinture Bleue (Alydar)

Owner: Daniel Wildenstein. Trainer: Andre Fabre

Form: 13-11121. Only a blindfolded blind man could miss selecting Europe's champion three-year-old, whose Arc win in record time attracted the blasphemous words "as good as" and "Sea-Bird".


4-y-o bay colt by Sadler's Wells - Jasmina (Forli)

Owner: Sheikh Mohammed. Trainer: John Gosden

Form: 40211. Ended his three-year-old career with an insultingly easy win in the November Handicap, and can leave that sort of company far behind this year. Particularly effective on easy ground.


3-y-o bay colt by Fairy King - Welsh Love (Ela-Mana-Mou)

Owner: Michael Tabor. Trainer: Aidan O'Brien

Form: 111. The most obvious Derby prospect among last year's exposed juveniles. A particularly attractive individual with bags of scope, and should become a high-class middle-distance performer.


3-y-o bay colt by Zafonic - Monroe (Sir Ivor)

Owner: Khaled Abdullah. Trainer: Andre Fabre

Form: 11211. Another devastatingly unoriginal choice, but if the juvenile champion continues this year as he left off last - with a breathtaking Dewhurst Stakes win - X should mark the spot in the Guineas.