Fame and Glory
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News from the UK’s Racing Post is that Fame And Glory has been allotted the “lucky” stall ten in Saturday’s Investec Derby, for which all 13 colts stood their ground at Thursday’s declaration stage.
Since 1984 seven winners - Sir Percy, Galileo, Generous, Quest For Fame, Nashwan, Reference Point and Shahrastani - have come from a draw in ten.
Favourite and Stanjames.com 2,000 Guineas winner Sea The Stars has been drawn in stall four, while Fame And Glory’s stablemate Rip Van Winkle will come from stall nine.
Paddy Power make Sea The Stars their 11-4 favourite with Ballydoyle pair Fame And Glory and Rip Van Winkle inseparable at4-1.
Paddy Power spokesman Paddy Power said: “Rip Van Winkle may have slept for 20 years in Irving’s short story, but punters have not rested since Johnny Murtagh’s preference for the character’s equine namesake was announced on Tuesday.
“We can’t separate Rip Van Winkle and Fame And Glory and it’s a tight call which of Aidan’s two apparent leading lights will go off shortest.”