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Derrinstown date for Eagle

Exciting colt Free Eagle is set to start his campaign in the Derrinstown Derby Trial at Leopardstown on May 11.

The Dermot Weld-trained son of High Chaparral created a huge impression when winning his maiden at the Foxrock track in August, and was the odds-on favourite to build on that with victory in a Group Three event back at the same track the following month.

However, he found Aidan O'Brien's Australia leaving him in his wake, going down six lengths.

Weld said: "He's in great form and he'll reappear in the Derrinstown Derby Trial.

"He's a good actioned horse, so there's no rush with him."

Free Eagle is a 14/1 chance with Sky Bet for the Investec Derby at Epsom on June 7.