Racing: Verdi verdict on Saturday

THE Godolphin team will leave a decision on the Epsom target of Cape Verdi until Saturday. The impressive winner of the 1,000 Guineas is entered in the Oaks but would need to be supplemented for the Derby on Saturday at a cost of pounds 75,000.

l The jump jockey Ian Lawrence has announced his retirement from the saddle after holding a licence for 12 years.