Jan Vermeer


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Noun1.Jan Vermeer - Dutch painter renowned for his use of light (1632-1675)Jan Vermeer - Dutch painter renowned for his use of light (1632-1675)
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2010 The Derby (June 5): 7-4 St Nicholas Abbey, 10-1 Elusive Pimpernel, Jan Vermeer, Passion For Gold, 12-1 Workforce, 14-1 Coordinated Cut 16-1 Chabal, Viscount Nelson, 20-1 Al Zir, Burj Nahar, Fencing Master, Joshua Tree, Kingsfort, 25-1 Cape Blanco, Midas Touch, Mikhail Glinka, The Oaks (June 4): 8-1 Timepiece, 10-1 Rumoush, 12-1 Pollenator, Youll Be Mine, 14-1 Principal Role, 16-1 Ceilidh House, Hibaayeb, Kithonia, Rosanara, Seta, 20-1 Cabaret, Sagacious, 25-1 Eldalil, Modeyra, Moon, 20-1 Askar Tau, Clowance, Wajir, 25-1 Bar Golden Jubilee: 8-1 Nicconi, 10-1 Kinsale King, Rocket Man, 12-1 Canford Cliffs, Happy Zero, Overdose, Starspangledbanner, 14-1 Kingsgate Native, Paco Boy, War Artist, West Ocean.
Jan Vermeer, stablemate to So You Think, was a Group 1-winning two-yearold who started favourite for last year's Derby, in which he finished fourth, and was third in the Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown last month on his first run in nearly a year.
Murtagh is spoilt for choice in the premier Classic with O'Brien responsible for the first four in the betting - St Nicholas Abbey, Jan Vermeer, Midas Touch and Cape Blanco.
Vermeer for victory Jan Vermeer each-way makes good sense in the Brigadier Gerard.
The momentum is not surprisingly behind the favourite, O'Brien's Jan Vermeer at 2/1.
Ladbrokes: 7-4 St Nicholas Abbey, 5 Jan Vermeer, 7 Midas Touch, 10 Cape Blanco, Workforce, Rewilding, Bullet Train, 14 Azmeel, 20 bar (1/4 odds 1,2,3).
However, the unbeaten Cape Blanco, impressive Criterium International winner Jan Vermeer and Phoenix Stakes winner Alfred Nobel are all likely to miss the race, along with Steinbeck.
Given that Ballydoyle's older horses have been carrying all before them, it's not hard to see why Jan Vermeer is second favourite and while the drop back to 1m2f may well suit, I've never been a great fan of him.
JAN VERMEER, who takes his name from the 17th century Dutch master, can put his Investec Derby (4.00) rivals on the canvas at Epsom this afternoon.
David Williams of Ladbrokes said: "We eased St Nic on the back of Jan Vermeer's impressive weekend win and the punters have taken the bait.
Stablemate Jan Vermeer followed up victory in the Group 3 last year with third place in the Irish Derby and fourth in the Investec Derby at Epsom and O'Brien has won all but one running of the 1m2f event.
STRIDING OUT Jan Vermeer with Johnny Murtagh up (right) work at The Curragh this week