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Derby Day 2020 (Epsom)

We’ll meet again!

Today’s Epsom fancies:

1.50 Eps- Mutazawwed (win).

2.25 Eps- Safe Voyage (win).

3.00 Eps- You’re Hired (e/w).

3.40 Eps- click link above.

4.15 Eps- Love And Thunder (e/w).

4.55 Eps- click link above.

5.35 Eps- Medieval & Dirty Rascal (e/w).

Quest For Fame winning in 1990.

Derby 2019 (Epsom)

Today’s Epsom fancies:

2.00 Epsom- Le Don De Vie (e/w).

2.35 Epsom- Anna Nerium (e/w).

3.10 Espom- Oh This Is Us (e/w).

3.45 Epsom- Muthmir & Just Glamorous (e/w).

4.30 Epsom- Broome & Japan (e/w).

5.15 Epsom- Fire Fighter (e/w).

5.50 Epsom- Squats & Watchable (e/w).

Epsom (Oaks Day 2019)

Pic Dan Abraham

Today’s Epsom fancies:

2.00 Epsom- Rayong (e/w).

2.35 Epsom- Firmament & Nicklaus (e/w).

3.10 Epsom- Salouen (e/w).

3.45 Epsom- Mountain Angel (e/w).

4.30 Epsom- Maqsad (e/w).

5.15 Epsom- Vintage Brut (e/w).

5.50 Epsom- War Glory (e/w).

The controversial running of the Oaks, 30 years ago.

Epsom (Sunday)

Pic Dan Abraham

Today’s Epsom fancies:

2.00 Eps- Royal Big Night (e/w).

2.30 Eps- Three Comets (win).

3.05 Eps- Macaque (e/w).

3.35 Eps- Sir Titan (e/w).

4.10 Eps- De Vegas Kid (e/w).

4.45 Eps- Face Like Thunder (e/w).

5.15 Eps- Seamster (e/w).

The Derby 2018

Today’s Epsom fancies:

2.00 Eps- Ship Of The Fen (e/w).

2.35 Eps- Stage Name (e/w).

3.10 Eps- Love Dreams (e/w).

3.45 Eps- Blue De Vega & Boom The Groom (e/w).

4.30 Eps- Hazapour & De Ex Bee (e/w).

5.15 Eps- Across The Stars & Melting Dew (e/w).

5.50 Eps- Brian The Snail & Reputation (e/w).

Kahyasi wins the 1988 Epsom Derby for Luca Cumani and Ray Cochrane from Glacial Storm and Doyoun.


The Derby 2017 (Epsom)

Today’s Epsom fancies:

2.00 Eps- Drochaid (e/w).

2.35 Eps- Urban Fox (e/w).

3.10 Eps- Folkswood (win).

3.45 Eps- Bowson Fred & Duke Of Firenze (e/w).

4.30 Eps- Venice Beach & Eminent (e/w).


5.15 Eps- Shraaoh (win).

5.50 Eps- B Fifty Two & Ninjago (e/w).

Reference Point wins 30 years ago.

Epsom Oaks Day 2017

Pic Dan Abraham

Today’s Epsom fancies:

2.00 Eps- Campion (e/w).

2.35 Eps- Sixties Groove (e/w).

3.10 Eps- Hawkbill (e/w).

3.45 Eps- Fidaawy (e/w).

4.30 Eps- Horseplay (e/w).

5.15 Eps- Kodiline (e/w).

5.50 Eps- Wahash (e/w).

Reams Of Verse wins 20 years ago.

Epsom Derby Day 2016

Where's Olive?

Derby cheer!

Today’s Epsom fancies:

2.00 Ep- Banish & Bathos (e/w).

2.35 Ep- Sayana (win).

3.10 Ep- Postponed (win).

3.45 Ep- Seeking Magic & Lathom (e/w).

4.30 Ep- Wings Of Desire & Deauville (e/w).

5.15 Ep- Barwick & Yorkidding (e/w).

5.50 Ep- Blaine & Waseem Faris (e/w).

The 1913 Derby.

Epsom Oaks Day 2016

Taghrooda and Paul Hanagan  winning The Investec Oaks  Epsom 6.6.14 Pic Dan Abraham - racingfotos.com THIS IMAGE IS SOURCED FROM AND MUST BE BYLINED "RACINGFOTOS.COM"

Taghrooda and Paul Hanagan winning The Investec Oaks
Epsom 6.6.14
Pic Dan Abraham – racingfotos.com

Today’s Epsom fancies:

2.00 Ep- Sea Of Snow (win).

2.35 Ep- Fire Fighting (e/w).

3.10 Ep- Custom Cut (e/w).

3.45 Ep- Examiner (e/w).

4.30 Ep- Minding (win).

5.15 Ep- Calder Prince (e/w).

5.50 Ep- Reputation (e/w).

Lady Carla wins in 1996.

The Epsom Derby 2015 (key facts to note)


It’s always good to take a view on The Derby (picture 1933).

As it’s a very special day of racing here’s my look at the Derby. You can find this article and Emma Spencer’s fancies on the following link. I really hope you enjoy your Derby Day!


Spotlight on the Epsom Derby

The Epsom Derby is a Group One race for three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies run over one mile and four furlongs. It is the most esteemed Classic horserace in Great Britain and the race is steeped in a rich history.

The leading Derby jockey of all time is Lester Piggott who won it an amazing nine times, whilst three trainers have all won the race seven times (Robert Robson, John Porter, Fred Darling). Aiden O’Brien has trained the winner an impressive five times in all with three of those wins all coming in the last three years.

Here we look at the trends and statistics over the last ten years to help you indentify the 2015 winner.

Previous form

Nine out of ten winners had raced two to five times in their career.

Ten out of ten winners had won one or two times that season.

Ten out of ten winners had had finished in the first three in all starts that season. In this years race that would rule out the three outsiders – Moheet, Rogue Runner and Carbon Dating.

Ten out of ten winners ran in the last 35 days. That statistic would rule out the French runner Epicuris.


British Bred: 5-9-54

Irish Bred: 5-9-61

US Bred: 0-2-14

French Bred: 0-0-6

German Bred: 0-0-3

As you can see the breeding statistic falls firmly 50/50 between the British and the Irish bred horses. Raiders bred elsewhere rarely get a look in.


Progeny of Montjeu (4-2-22) account for four of the last ten winners.

Progeny of Galileo (3-4-25) account for three of the last ten winners.

Galileo is represented by Giovanni Canaletto, while Montjeu has Hans Holbein in the race.


Looking back at the last ten-year trends of the race we find that we need to be looking at a runner with an official rating of 108 or more, so that’s a negative for the well gambled on Giovanni Canaletto who is only rated 99, following defeat last time out.

Success Days is the interesting contender as he has one of the highest official ratings in the field (1lb below Golden Horn and on a level with Elm Park) but has mainly been ignored in the betting.

The “Dante” Factor

Golden Horn looked top class when winning at York and could possibly become the fifth Derby winner in twelve years to emerge from the Dante Stakes.


Ten out of ten of the last ten winners came from the first four in the betting and were priced 7/1 or below.

That trend focuses your attention upon the favourite Golden Horn, the Andrew Balding-trained Elm Park, Irish raider Zawraq and the recent Godolphin purchase, Jack Hobbs as the prime candidates to win the race.

Favourites have won the race four out of the last ten years.


Irish trained: 5-9-54

British trained: 4-10-76

French trained: 1-1-7

German trained: 0-0-1

Aidan O’Brien (3-7-45) has won the last three renewals of the Investec Derby which makes the Ballydoyle runners the obvious place to start when making a selection.

John Gosden (0-1-7) last won the Derby with Benny The Dip in 1997 but only Romsdal (last year) has made the places out of his last seven runners. Could he break the trends this year?

Statistical summary

Based on the last ten runnings of the race you are looking for a runner that at least ticks some of these boxes.

A horse out of Monjeu or Galileo.

A horse trading in the first four in the betting priced 7/1 or less.

A winner of the Dante or the 2000 Guineas at a 3-y-o.

A horse that finished first or second on its proceeding start.

A horse trained by Aidan O’Brien.

2015 Epsom Derby summary

With much of the focus heaped upon the Gosden pair of Golden Horn and Jack Hobbs on Saturday, it may pay to side with an each-way punt on one of the lesser touted runners.

Success Days, trained by Ken Condon in Ireland was an impressive winner of both the Ballysax and Derrinstown Stud trials over there and is clearly a colt of great potential. Many believe that any drying ground will scupper his chances at Epsom but it would be folly to leave him out of your calculations knowing how unpredictable the weather forecasts can be. Remember this is a horse who has clocked up three successive wins already this season and is officially rated 117.