Saturday, June 03, 2017

Derby Day Preview














Derby Day at Epsom on Saturday ,with 19 runners going to post, for the richest race ever run in GB .This years race looks very competitive ,with the biggest field since 2003 ,though still looks decent  contest .

19 runners declared for Investec Epsom Derby at 4.30 .The three main contenders look to be Best Solution , Cliffs Of Moher & Cracksman .

BEST SOLUTION : 2 wins from 7 starts on turf .Had some decent form as two-year-old ,including winning the G3 Autumn Stakes at Newmarket .Also finished creditable 2ND in 10F G1 Grand Criterium at Chantilly .Bounced back to form,winning the Lingfield Derby Trial in impressive style last time .Looks interesting contender .

CLIFFS OF MOHER : 2 wins from 3 starts.Shown progressive form,including winning the Listed Dee Stakes at Chester last time .Looks open to plenty improvement over this longer trip .Should go well for A.P O'Brien stable .

CRACKSMAN : Unbeaten in two starts ,including winning the Epsom Derby Trial  in April .That looks solid form,with the second Permian winning the G2 Dante stakes at York next time.Gave the impression this longer trip should suit .Solid claims for John Gosden stable .

VERDICT : Cracksman & Cliffs Of Moher are sure be popular for top stables ,though on official ratings there's only 3lb between half the field .Both look short enough at around 5-1 in highly competitive race .

At the prices BEST SOLUTION looks the each-way value .Looked impressive when winning the Lingfield Derby trial last time .Showing improved form stepping up in trip .Looks open to further improvement at 1 mile 4f . Odds around 14-1 look good each-way value,especially with SKY BET paying 5 places on each-way bets .

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BEST SOLUTION 4.30 EPSOM 
£30.00 EACH-WAY @ 14-1 SKYBET
(UNPLACED SP 12-1 LOSS £60.00)

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