The Derby Puzzle
There’s not much to go on for today’s Classic. A bunch of mainly beautifully-bred, well trained colts taking on the idiosyncracies of the Epsom course, it’s difficult not to make a reasonable case for most of them at least making the frame. There’s a good chance that the uneasy favourite Jan Vermeer will win, his jockey Murtagh said this morning he has got speed and balance, the key ingredients to win the race. That would be too boring for this blog, so we have a shortlist of three. The three are based on a vision of them all coming sweetly down the hill. If you’ve never been to Epsom it is hard to describe the fearsome camber that slopes away to the farside rail. Imagine yourself, not only running full tilt downhill, but on ground that is uneven under your feet and you will have an insight into what these lads face this afternoon.
Cassia, who was absolutely brilliant company at the Oaks