Darrell Williams - US Racing Specialist Profile

US Racing Specialist

Darrell Williams is a Sky Sports Racing Presenter who specialises in the US.

With over 20 years of experience, he has kindly offered to help those now looking to follow the sport from that side of the world with some daily selections.

We asked who is favourites are in the US game and what is his best bet and he has answered below..

🐦 Find him on twitter: @TVDarrell

What is your best bet on US racing?

''Not financially the best bet but backing Country House for the Kentucky Derby immediately after he won a maiden at Gulfstream in January last year turned out to be inspired. Not that I fancied him that strongly when he went to the gate for the race itself before gaining the victory with his controversial defeat of Maximum Security.''

Who is your favourite horse?

''Having watched so many near misses in the Triple Crown in the ensuing years the fact that American Pharoah was finally able to end the 37 year drought means it is hard not to put him on top of any list of favourite US horses.''

Who is your favourite trainer?

''His trainer (American Pharaoh) Bob Baffert remains one of the best in the business with a CV few if any can match while his instantly recognisable 'white mop' of hair has helped him transcend the sport.''

What about your favourite jockey?

''In my early days of following the sport Russell Baze's total domination of the northern California scene was simply remarkable. The perfect example of the big fish in a small pond and his record of being the winning most jockey in north America is unlikely to be challenged any time soon.''