Derby star?

We stay at Epsom for today’s analysis. Whilst the going remains as Good to Soft, the ground is drying and a warm, dry day is forecast.

3.10 Epsom Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Cup (Group 1)

Postponed is a horse of the highest class. There has been debate about the conditions and he has eased in the betting as a result. I think conditions are fine and if he runs to his best I expect him to win.

His trainer Roger Varian said, he handled a bit of give when winning the King George and the Prix Foy but a faster surface suits him better and he wouldn’t want it too soft.”

My tissue is very similar to prices available

Postponed     evens

Found             7/2

Simple Verse 9/2




4.30 Epsom Investec Derby (Group 1)

This is such an open race that it wouldn’t be a major surprise if any one of 14 of the 16 runners taking part won.

My two against the field are:

Wings Of Desire impressed in the Dante where he snatched victory from Deauville as the line approached. I would be disappointed if he doesn’t run close.

Andre Fabre is represented by the experienced Cloth Of Stars. Has won both his outings this season in good style. Had a gallop here at the Breakfast with the Stars morning.

Step up in trip looks sure to suit.


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Cloth Of Stars

My provisional tissue:

Wings Of Desire 4/1

Cloth Of Stars 7/1

US Army Ranger 7/1

It promises to be an intriguing 2016 Derby.



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