Derby sixth in the King Edward

  • Last Updated: June 14 2014, 18:33 BST

Investec Derby sixth Western Hymn is one of three possible runners for John Gosden in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot on Friday.

Western Hymn: Could go from Epsom to Royal Ascot
Western Hymn: Could go from Epsom to Royal Ascot

The High Chaparral colt lost his unbeaten record in the premier Classic, but was far from disgraced, beaten a little under 10 lengths by the brilliant Australia.

The Clarehaven maestro also has Eagle Top and Marzocco in contention for the Group Two contest, historically referred to as the 'Ascot Derby'.

Aidan O'Brien has a strong hand, with Gallinule Stakes winner Adelaide joined in the entries by stable companions Carlo Bugatti, Century, Mekong River and Table Rock.

Stefano Botti's Italian Derby winner Dylan Mouth is an intriguing supplementary entry.

Other contenders include Sir Michael Stoute's Lingfield Derby Trial winner Snow Sky, who missed Epsom after suffering a late setback, Godolphin's Miner's Lamp and the William Haggas-trained Mutakayyef.