has already outpointed stablemate Wellbeing on the gallops but I still think Willie Ryan, winning jockey aboard Benny The Dip three years ago, could find himself involved in the finish once again.
might have been having his first outing as a juvenile last season at Yarmouth, but the shrewd faces already knew that this horse had the class and ability to go to the very top.
Saturday: Stormyfairweather, Beat Hollow
is a son of Sadler's Wells, sire also of Ballylinch's ill-fated King's Theatre.
William Hill: 9-4 Sakhee, 11-4 Shiva, 4-1 Kalanisi, 5 Fantastic Light, 6-1 Beat Hollow
, 13-2 Giant's Causeway, 20-1 Border Arrow, 25-1 Gold Academy, Gracioso, 66-1 Ela Athena, 150-1 Sun Charm.
The three principles were always well placed, but Quinn was momentarily hemmed in on Beat Hollow
as his rivals struck for home.
It's not impossible for a horse with a lot of class and Beat Hollow
certainly has that.
There were some striking similarities between Beat Hollow
and his predecessor that increased his appeal to Ballylinch.
is the one to be on in today's Derby according to the finest big-race ace of them all.
and Wellbeing are set to represent Newmarket trainer Henry Cecil, who has already won the Derby four times with Slip Anchor (1985), Reference Point (1987), Commander In Chief (1993) and Oath (1999).
Cecil bids for Friday's Oaks with Love Divine and Saturday's Derby with Beat Hollow
and Wellbeing and declared: "They all came through their gallops in good style this morning.
will have to be fully recovered from sickness if he is to take his chance in the Vodafone Derby, his connections have stressed.