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EPSOM DERBY DAY 🚨
Saturday 4th June
2.00… we start Saturday off with the puzzle of a big field handicap over 1m 2f. Could possibly have 5 stabs at this and not find the winner but I’m going to side with GRENOBLE for the Willie Haggas yard. Top jockey Tom Marquand in the saddle and he will need all his skills for this after the selection wandered late on last time out. He only finished a length behind two horses that are near the top of the market for this race so hopefully the application of cheekpieces helps today along with the weight advantage here (3lb better off with WAR HORSE, 8lb better off with NOLTON CROSS). 14/1 and 5 places I think is very fair.
2.35… I’m hoping MRS FITZHERBERT can uphold the form from her previous win over Bashkirova here. She’s had to wait for it to open up before going past her rival and she did it with a little bit in hand.
3.10… MUTASAABEQ is a strong selection here in a good Group 3 race. Looks as if the Godolphin runner Modern News will be the main danger and I’m siding with inform Jim Crowley who relishes these kind of situations.
3.45… the Epsom Dash over 5f and this is race is all speed! LIVE IN THE DREAM has won his last two races impressively and is up in class again here. Sean Kirrane takes off 3lb that will help and if he can get out the gates fast then he could take some pegging back although we know they will be breathing down his neck the whole way with plenty of challengers.
4.30… the Derby and after we backed todays winning Oaks partnership I’m going to stick with them and back STONE AGE. Aiden O’Brien knows what it takes to win this race albeit not always with his supposed first string!! Ryan Moore has regained that winning edge of late and I’m happy taking on the classy fav here but it won’t be easy.
5.15… another Ryan Moore pick here with BOSS POWER who was slightly unlucky in running when it mattered last time out at Ascot. I do think last years winner Midnight Legacy will be bang there but Im sticking with Michael Stoutes runner and expecting us to go very close.
5.50… another big field handicap to finish the day and whilst it looks very tricky, I think COMMANCHE FALLS is primed for this after a solid 2nd at Doncaster on seasonal reappearance. Jockey Connor Beasely is riding at the top of his game this season and he’s been on board on all 8 of the horses victories.
2.00 GRENOBLE ew 14/1 5 places Skybet/PP
2.35 MRS FITZHERBERT win 7/2 hills, 10/3 general
3.10 MUTASAABEQ win 5/2 PP/Betfair
3.45 LIVE IN THE DREAM ew 7/1 7p sky,8/1 6p PP/BF
4.30 STONE AGE win 9/2 hills/Skybet/BV/Coral
5.15 BOSS POWER ew 6/1 5p Skybet, 13/2 4p 365/PP/Betfair
5.50 COMMANCHE FALLS ew 6/1 5p Skybet
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