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Godolphin Buys Share In Derby Contender
Godolphin has purchased a share in leading English Derby hope Jack Hobbs, who will race in the operation's royal blue silks and remain with trainer John Gosden, reports Racing Post. The son of Halling was last seen finishing second behind stable-mate and Derby favourite Golden Horn in the Gr2 Dante Stakes at York last week, which followed a 12-length romp in a 10-furlong handicap at Sandown in April. John Ferguson, bloodstock adviser to Sheikh Mohammed, said: "Jack Hobbs has run just three times and has shown remarkable progression. John Gosden, who also trained his sire Halling for us, has a high opinion of the colt. He has loads of scope and class and looks like the kind of horse that will only improve with age."