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
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.
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.