US Army Ranger leads Epsom Derby field

US Army Ranger

Ryan Moore won the Chester Vase on US Army Ranger (right) last month

A field of 16 is set to go to post for Saturday’s Derby at Epsom.

Trainer Aidan O’Brien will have five runners, including Chester Vase winner US Army Ranger and Deauville, the Dante Stakes runner-up.

Derrinstown Derby Trial third Idaho, Port Douglas and Irish 2,000 Guineas fifth Shogun complete O’Brien’s team.

Dante winner Wings Of Desire was supplemented for the race on Monday, with John Gosden and jockey Frankie Dettori going for successive wins.

Dettori was victorious on Gosden-trained favourite Golden Horn last year.

Sir Michael Stoute, last successful with Workforce in 2010, teams up with Andrea Atzeni for Ulysses.

Richard Hannon’s Humphrey Bogart was another to be supplemented after winning Lingfield’s Derby Trial. Stoute also runs Across The Stars, who will be ridden by Kieren Fallon.

The Owen Burrows-trained Massaat, who finished second to Galileo Gold in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, has a second chance at Classic glory.

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