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Saturday, 5 April 2014

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Toast Of New York seen pulverising a field of 12 in Dubai last Saturday

Churchill Downs, Louisville - The undisputed toast of the Dubai racetrack is on course for a tilt at the 2014 Kentucky Derby following a thrilling two and a quarter length victory from a field of 12 at the UAE Derby at Meydan last week.

Sired by the Kingmambo stallion Thewayyouare from a mare called Claire Soleil the three year-old chestnut colt is Churchill Downs-bound after being supplemented $50,000 for the year's premier Blue Ribband trial.

Owner Michael Buckley is keen to add to his thoroughbred champ's already impressive $1.2million winnings and the Kentucky Derbyappears to be his first choice of classic race this side of the Pond.

The 3rd May run for the roses is considered superior to the alternative European race taking place that same day in Newmarket, England, the One Thousand Guineas, an 8 furlong gallop over turf.

In bloodstock breeding terms however a win in the Guineas is not regarded as being in the same league as the 10 furlong Kentucky showpiece over dirt.

Commenting on the excitement of today's supplementation trainer Jamie Osborne said that he was utterly thrilled at the chance of showcasing his brilliant three year old's stuff.

Bookmakers immediately cut Toast Of New York's Kentucky Derby odds to 25/1 following a wall of internet betting in the Far East.

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