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Investec Derby winner getting shorter and shorter

Updated: Sunday, 24 Jun 2012 17:43

Camelot should go off as the heavy favourite for the Irish Derby
Camelot should go off as the heavy favourite for the Irish Derby

Camelot continues to shorten ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on Saturday.

The Investec Derby hero could even go off at a price resembling that of two superstars from Royal Ascot, according to Paddy Power, who price him up at 1-4 favourite from 2-7.

The bookmaker said: "There's been bits and pieces of cash for Camelot today and it's looking more and more likely that he could match Black Caviar or even Frankel's Royal Ascot starting prices on Saturday."

Should Aidan O'Brien's unbeaten colt take his chance, among the opposition is set to be the Dermot Weld-trained Speaking Of Which.

Unraced as a two-year-old, the Invincible Spirit colt has made rapid strides, winning the last two of his three starts, most latterly when impressive in the Gallinule Stakes at the Curragh.

Weld told At The Races: "We've won the race a couple of times and it would be very nice to win it again.

"If it stops raining, I think Speaking Of Which will run very well."

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