Huge Derby u-turn as Aidan O'Brien says Bolshoi Ballet could be ONLY runner in Classic and High Definition to skip race

AIDAN O'Brien has indicated Bolshoi Ballet could be his ONLY Derby runner in a huge u-turn.

Just yesterday the Irish maestro stated he could have up to six runners in the Epsom Classic.

But at the Curragh this evening, the eight-time Derby winning trainer said Bolshoi Ballet could be his sole runner.

It means second favourite High Definition will likely MISS the race and head to the Irish Derby instead.

It could be the first time O'Brien has had only a single runner in the race since 2004 when Meath finished last.

The news will shake-up the betting markets massively and ensure Bolshoi Ballet is even shorter at the head of it.

O'Brien told reporters at the Curragh: "Things could change before 10am, but at the moment it looks as though there's going to be one runner for us at Epsom on Saturday, Bolshoi Ballet.


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"It looks like High Definition will come to the Curragh for the Irish Derby."

Sir Lamorak was also entered but is now set to wait for Royal Ascot, while Van Gogh will run in the French Derby on Sunday.

Longshot The Mediterranean is declared to run at Leopardstown tomorrow.

More to follow.

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