Tuesday, April 19, 2016

2.30 Epsom 1M 2F Investec Derby Trial (Conditions Race) Class 2 (Wed 20th Apr)

On Wednesday we have decent looking card from Epsom ,with the feature race the £50,000 guaranteed Derby trial at 2.30 .

9 runners declared for 10 furlong Derby Trial on ground described as soft .The three main contenders look to be Claudio Monteverdi ,Percy Street & So Mi Dar .

CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI :Well bred Galileo colt, Bolted up in 1 mile maiden at Leopardstown earlier this month ,beating Freeman by 4.5 lenghs ,form has been boosted with third horse Gurkha winning maiden next time by 9 lenghs at Navan .Should go well ,with this step up in trip sure to suit .

PERCY STREET : Improving sort last season. Impressive 6 lengh winner of  1 mile maiden at Pontefract in September .Also finished creditable 1.5 lengh 3RD last time in 1 mile listed race at Pontefract ,behind the unbeaten Thanksfortellingme .Looks open to plenty improvement ,over this longer trip .

SO MI DAR : Well bred Dubawi filly .Won 1 mile maiden at Windsor on debut last season .That form looks nothing special,only rated 81 on BHA figures,though has plenty big race entries ,including the Epsom & Irish Oaks .Looks interesting contender from John Gosden stable .

VERDICT : The Aiden O' Brien Derby entry Claudio Monteverdi ,will be popular here having won maiden in good style last time at Leopardstown ,and looks sure to improve over this longer trip ,though odds around 5-4 look incredibly short, for horse that only won maiden .

At the prices PERCY STREET looks the each-way value .After finishing promising third in decent looking listed race at Pontefract back in October (stayed on well in closing stages)This longer trip looks sure to suit ,being son of Derby winner Sir Percy .Odds around 12-1 mark look good value .

£30.00 EACH-WAY @ 12-1 BET365
(UNPLACED SP 25-1 LOSS £60.00 )

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