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The Derby: Can the newly-formed partnership of John and Thady Gosden land victory on the Downs?

The father-son duo of John and Thady Gosden began a joint-licence venture together in March ahead of The Derby in June



John and Thady Gosden at Royal Ascot

He may well be a five-time Champion Trainer, but John Gosden began preparing for the future when he announced that he would be operating under a shared license with his son as The Derby nears ever closer.

Thady has been recognized for his growing presence in the Clarehaven yard and will be taking on the challenges of training alongside his father.

The pair holds 10 entries in The Derby, with several of them looking interesting contenders for the Epsom Classic.

Uncle Bryn (20/1) holds the yard’s best chance of glory in the contest, producing two impressive performances on the all-weather over the winter.

Uncle Bryn wins on his debut
Uncle Bryn runs on to win on his debut at Kempton in September and may feature in this year’s renewal of the Derby

By former Derby winner Sea The Stars and half-brother to Group 3 winner Boomer, the three-year-old has put a lot of expectation upon himself.

The Gosdens possess an exciting prospect in Uncle Bryn and he could well excel over the middle distances this season.

Trawlerman (33/1) has crept into estimates in recent weeks as well, showing his talent on the turf after two defeats on the sand over the winter.

watch: trawlerman thunders home to win on turf at pontefact in early april [credit: racing tv]

The son of Golden Horn made all in a maiden stakes race at Pontefract at the beginning of April, pulling clear of his rivals by eight and a half lengths.

A half-sister to racing superstar Enable, Derab (50/1) could relish the step up to the middle distances this season.

The three-year-old finished second over seven furlongs on his sole start, a length and a quarter behind Charlie Appleby’s La Barrosa who went on to win the Group 3 Tattersalls Stakes.

Polling Day (40/1) won on his rules debut at Lingfield last month, while Law Of The Sea (66/1) landed success at the 1m4f in average company fairly recently.

Could the Gosden’s land their first victory in The Derby since becoming partners? They have a strong squad that could cause havoc on the Downs, but they will need to get the better of Aiden O’Brien’s army of talent.

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.