York provides Derby Favourite

Desert Crown stormed away with the Dante and into Epsom favouritism.

This was a big surprise for trainer Sir Michael Stoute who had warned pre-race that his runner was only "just ready" but he seemed quite happy with the result.

Royal Patronage was second but probably won't go to Epsom as there was a margin of 3 lengths and similar story probably with Bluegrass who ran third.

Friday sees the return of super-star Stradivarius who will be running in the Yorkshire Cup and could make a musical quinella with Search For A Song.

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