Dermot Weld planning distance drop for Hazapour following Derby run

Epsom fifth to switch back to 10 furlongs next time out

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Hazapour will drop back in trip on his next outing following his creditable fifth place in last Saturday’s Investec Derby at Epsom.

Dermot Weld’s charge was partnered by Frankie Dettori in the 12-furlong Classic and the duo hit the front with a quarter of a mile to run before fading to be beaten seven lengths by Masar.

Weld was pleased enough with Hazapour’s performance but believes the Shamardal colt just failed to see out the trip.

The trainer said: “Hazapour is tired after his run in the Derby. He ran a very good race and I was happy with him. It will be back to a mile and a quarter wherever we decide to go next with him.

“He ran a super race and came there to win two down. He got an excellent ride from Frankie, everything went right but he just didn’t stay.

“We’ll see how he comes out of the race later in the week and we’ll look at possibilities for him. It’s a long year.”

Dermot Weld planning distance drop for Hazapour following Derby run
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