Hayley Turner to become second female to ride in Derby

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By David Baxter
Racing Post

Hayley Turner Turner follows Alex Greaves, who rode Portugese Lil in the 1996 running of the race, finishing last of the 20 runners. While Cavaleiro is as big as 100-1 for this season’s renewal, Turner is happy to take her chance.

“I won on him last year then Richard Mullen won on him when I was injured,” she told Racing UK. “He ran in the Lingfield Derby Trial on the all-weather which was probably not ideal and I’m really pleased to get a ride in the race.

“He’s progressing with age and I think is a horse who will suit the course as he’s a strong traveller. He’ll definitely stay.”

Turner was in winning action on Primaeval, one of the leading ante-post fancies for the Royal Hunt Cup, at Goodwood on Wednesday.

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