Aidan O’Brien’s High Definition fades from Derby view after poor blood test

By: Greg Wood Friday 7 May 2021
  • High Definition slips in betting with Mohaafeth new favourite
  • Japan’s Chester Group Three win a rare ray of light for O’Brien

Japan, twice a winner at Group One level, gave Aidan O’Brien his first winner of the 2021 May Festival in the Group Three Ormonde Stakes here on Thursday but the success did not dispel concerns about the overall form of some of O’Brien’s stable, with a cloud still hanging over High Definition, the Derby favourite, after a poor blood test ruled him out of Saturday’s Lingfield Derby Trial.

Ontario, O’Brien’s runner in the Dee Stakes, finished last of seven behind El Drama, leaving the trainer empty-handed after the meeting’s two major Derby trials for the first time since 2010.

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Market Rasen
12.30 Gold Link
1.00 Mi Laddo
1.30 Danger Money
2.00 Forgot To Ask
2.35 Ballyhome
3.05 An Tailliur
3.35 Counteract
4.10 Mexican Boy

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