, formerly trained by Henry Cecil, is currently second favourite for tomorrow's race and will make a bold bid to extract revenge on Landseer.
Coral: 9-4 Sakhee, 5-2 Shiva, 5-1 Fantastic Light, Beat Hollow
, Kalanisi, 7-1 Giant's Causeway, 16-1 Gracioso, 20-1 Border Arrow, 25-1 Gold Academy, 66-1 Ela Athena, 150-1 Sun Charm.
I saw Beat Hollow
in his recent spin at Yarmouth races when he did the job nicely and my Newmarket spies tell me he has also been impressing in his home work so Stirling-born Richard Quinn will have one eye on his first Derby win.
The folk who saw either or both of those exercises should this afternoon have the satisfaction of knowing they have seen a Classic winner, for Beat Hollow
is the confident nap selection to give Cecil the fifth Vodafone Derby win of his career today.
While some of the stable's leading fillies have been a little off colour, the impressive Newmarket victory of Bien Entendu to put him firmly in the forefront of the ante-post market on the Epsom classic, too, is most encouraging for Beat Hollow
has lived up to expectations by siring a 2012 Cheltenham Festival winner in Cinders And Ashes [Supreme Novices' Hurdle].
Ladbrokes: 9-4 Sakhee, 3-1 Shiva, 9-2 Beat Hollow
, Kalanisi, 5-1 Fantastic Light, 7-1 Giant's Causeway, 16-1 Gracioso, 25-1 Border Arrow, 40-1 Gold Academy, 66-1 Ela Athena, 150-1 Sun Charm.
In contrast to the winning jockey's demeanour there was Derby day disappointment on the face of Richard Hills, who looked to have pinched the race on Sakhee, and Richard Quinn, who had been so confident about Beat Hollow
The ground holds no terrors for Beat Hollow
and he's in good form," said Quinn.
I have seen Beat Hollow
in action and I have the feeling, judging by the way he worked, that he is unbeatable if he stays the trip,' Reid said.
now has two top-flight winners over jumps, after December's Finale Juvenile Hurdle scorer Hollow Tree.
The Warren Place trainer was not represented in any of the five Classics last year although he did saddle the 2000 Vodafone Oaks winner Love Divine and Vodafone Derby third Beat Hollow