Bangkok In Solid Form Ahead Of Derby

King Power's leading Derby hopeful Bangkok is said to be in fine form ahead of the Epsom meeting at the start of June and trainer Andrew Balding is very Bullish about the son of Australia's chance in the Classic.

The three year old is a general 10/1 shot to take the spoils in the Derby and over the winter has seen a complete transformation in how the horse looks really maturing and growing into his coat making him a picture in the parade ring and a much stronger horse on the racecourse.

Bangkok is said to be one of the best horses that trainer Andrew Balding has trained in his career which says a lot for a handler of his stature, but from the current form line this colt holds this year you can see why.

Before this season the three year old was without a win in his young career but got of the mark in good style on his seasonal debut at Doncaster in a Maiden beating Dante winner Telecaster which looks some of the strongest form on offer going into the race.

He backed that up at Sandown in the Classic trial and stepping up to Group 3 company was the colts toughest test to date but he prevailed nicely and that looks to be his last run before the big Group 1 on June 1st.

(Credit Racing Post) Balding said: "He's a horse we've always liked. We were getting excited in March following his work at home and the maiden he won at Doncaster has worked out well.

"We've always had the Derby in mind for him and he's on a par with the two best colts I've trained."

Balding has never won the Derby But finished sixth in 2012 with Bonfire who was a special horse for the yard winning the Dante the race before he went to Epsom but the well known Camelot was the colt for Aidan O'Brien who landed the Classic that year.

Balding will be hoping for a special run from his King Power owned three year old and heading into the contest seeking a hat-trick and holding a strong form line gives him every chance and is one of the strongest British horses running in the race.