The horse racing week ahead including the Cazoo Derby Festival

The least said about May the better, suffice to say the figures have been updated and I am moving swiftly on into June.

One thing I did get right in May was when I said last week:  As for Monday, quite frankly as it stands, I wouldn’t bet on anything running with somebody else's money!  100-1 shot Katie's Kitten won at Leicester in the 2.15 then Runninwild won at Redcar not five minutes later at 200-1!!!!!

We have lots to look forward to with the Derby and the Oaks this weekend and Royal Ascot only days away; it's going to get busy but that's the way I like it. Many hours will be spent going over form and stats in the coming days and hopefully the recent loses will be won back and then some.

Cazoo Derby Festival

Preparations are well underway for the Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom with Epsom clerk of the course Andrew Cooper confirming he has begun watering the track for this week’s meeting. The ground is described as good, good to firm in places for the two-day meeting which starts on Friday and hosts the Oaks that day and the Derby on Saturday. My Derby ante-post bet Hurricane Lane has drifted slightly in the betting but I am still pretty happy and fancy his chances. As for the Oaks Santa Barbara has also drifted ever so slightly but remains a solid favourite. 

Qatar Prix du Jockey Club

Elsewhere St Mark’s Basilica is one of 22 colts still in contention for Sunday’s Qatar Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly. John and Thady Gosden have of course been aiming Dante second Megallan at this race and he is also still in. 

There are a few potential bets lined-up before the big weekend meetings so do check back as naturally you will find them right here on Triple G first. 

Be lucky