Epsom Derby Ante-Post Selections 2022

Epsom - June 03 2022
Epsom 15:30
Richard Kingscote

Desert Crown

J: Richard Kingscote
T: Sir Michael Stoute
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 117
Days: 23

The first selection ahead of the great race from us is the Sir Michael Stoute trained Desert Crown who looks to be the freak in the field, for the handler who has previous winning this race.

The three year old son of Nathaniel was a 280,000gns purchase as a yearling and has been seen twice to date, winning both events emphatically.

Running once last season as a juvenile over 8.5f at Nottingham in November, the colt went on to beat a smart field by close to six lengths.

Saved for this season and said to be only 80% fit for his first outing in the Group Two Dante Stakes at York, he went on to rout a good field by nearly four lengths.

The performance was extremely taking and with him set to improve in a big way for the run he is very hard to look past.

Epsom - June 03 2022
Epsom 15:30
William Buick

Nations Pride

J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 116
Days: 36

We also have an each way play in the race and having been supplemented for the race Nations Pride for Godolphin and Charlie Appleby, could run the favourite close.

A smart juvenile last term the son of Teofilo made his debut at Yarmouth in September when finishing second over 7f, but then upped to a mile next time out on the all weather he got off the mark in taking style.

Finishing off last season over 10f at Chelmsford he was impressive once more in a Conditions Stakes event, winning by three lengths.

Unsure just how good this colt could be, he returned as a three year old this term over 10f again, this time at Meydan and in the Jumeirah Derby he went on to win by nearly four lengths.

Stepping into Listed company at Newmarket when last seen in April he beat a small but smart field of runners by seven lengths, in what was a very taking performance.

It is very telling just how good he is to be supplemented for this race, with two more good Godolphin runners in the field already and at around a general 6/1, he could go close.