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New Approach crashes the party at Epsom

Updated: June 5, 2008, 6:55 PM ET
Daily Racing Form

Jim Bolger upset a great many people when he announced on Monday that New Approach would run in Saturday's Epsom Derby.

The Irish trainer had been saying all spring that New Approach, last year's champion 2-year-old, would contest the English and Irish 2000 Guineas followed by the Irish Derby. Epsom would not suit the son of Galileo, he said.

At the last moment, Bolger did an about-face, saying that it was entirely his decision and that he had not been under pressure from connections ...

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