Christophermarlowe loses unspoilt record as Kilimanjaro wins

Christophermarlowe
Christophermarlowe won the Investec Derby Trial at Epsom last month

Kilimanjaro triumphed in the Lingfield Derby Trial ahead of Magic Dancer and Christophermarlowe.

Christophermarlowe, the Josh Gosden-trained colt ridden by Frankie Dettori, suffered a first loss in four in Saturday's race having won the Derby Trial at Epsom last month.

The Aidan O'Brien-trained winner Kilimanjaro was ridden by Ryan Moore.

Christophermarlowe, at 2-5, was expected to win this race before the Investec Derby at Epsom on 6 June.

Analysis - Cornelius Lysaght, BBC racing correspondent:
"Understandably, Aidan O'Brien doesn't make final decisions about his Derby runners this early, but a gritty win here by Kilimanjaro surely puts him in the mix - though it's worth bearing in mind O'Brien also has five or six in front of him in his Derby pecking order.
"The son of dual Derby winner High Chaparral looked a real pro, coming from the back a quarter mile from the finish and keeping on nicely. Trainer John Gosden said Christophermarlowe (third) found the going too testing."

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