The Epsom Prospects

June 1st, 2016 | Marten's Current Racing Diary

Hi there!

As if having one of the largest fields for the Derby in such an open year were not enough, the uncertainty this weekend is further compounded by a changeable weather forecast. As I write on Wednesday it’s rained heavily at Epsom, with the going now generally more good to soft than good to firm.

The great benefit of the Online Preview is that I am able to take these things into account and that will certainly be the case this year.

As you know over the years this has been my most successful meeting of the year, with our first Online Preview in 2013 making a vast level stakes profit thanks to Arctic Feeling 25/1, Vainglory 12/1, Ruler Of The World 7/1, Resurge 6/1 and Well Acquainted 4/1. In 2014 we struck again with the Oaks/Derby double on Taghrooda and Australia and last year I found Code Red 14/1, Stravagante 7/2 and Al Bandar 3/1.

On Friday I have something for the closing three-year-old handicap and my strongest news is from one of my longest-standing contacts for the opening handicap on Derby Day.

My Derby & Oaks Online Preview is available to view on Thursday evening. I hope you will be joining me for my favourite meeting of the year!

Bye for now