Twelve horses have been entered in the Epsom Derby at the second entry stage hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Workforce.
Sir Michael Stoute’s colt was the first horse to win the Classic having not been in the original entries.
The extra dozen’s connections have paid STG8000 ($A12,478) for the option of running at Epsom on June 4.
Among those added are Godolphin’s Casamento and Dubai Prince, the Henry Cecil-trained duo of Picture Editor and the unraced Midsummer Sun, Aidan O’Brien’s Marksmanship and Ed Dunlop’s Native Khan.
Kevin Prendergast has also supplemented Dunboyne Express after his easy comeback win at Leopardstown.
“It would be on the agenda, depending on how he progresses in the Irish 2000 Guineas – if he runs a good race at the Curragh, the Derby would have to be considered,” Prendergast said.
“His pedigree says he should get a mile and a half (2400m) but it’s not written in stone.
“His dam is a half-sister to the Oaks winner Love Divine, so he’s also related to the St Leger winner, Sixties Icon. Shamardal got 10 furlongs (2000m) and he was a real class horse, so there’s every chance that Dunboyne Express will get the trip.”
The next and final entry stage costing STG75,000 ($A116,977) deadlines at noon on Monday, May 30.