27 Still Aiming for Epsom Derby

Twenty-seven horses passed the second forfeit stage today for the June 9 Epsom Derby (Eng-I), the same day as the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). A supplementary entry stage has a deadline of June 2.

Golan, Galileo, Dilshaan, Asian Heights, Perfect Sunday, Celtic Silence and Chancellor, who are receiving the most attraction in the wagering, are all among the 27, as is Nayef and the French-trained Sensible.

Aidan O'Brien, the champion Irish trainer, has seven still in -- Beckett, El Bueno, Galileo, Ice Dancer, King's Country, Milan, and Mozart.

Godolphin has five entries to choose from: Celtic Silence, Equerry, Musha Merr, Tobougg, and Wareed.

Barry Hills is still represented by Chancellor, Mr Combustible, Perfect Sunday, and Storming Home while Michael Stoute has two in Golan and Dilshaan.