Weekend Ante-Post Selection - 02/06/21

Epsom - June 04 2021
Epsom 14:10


Sir Michael Stoute
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
OR: 107
Days: 30

This weekend sees some superb racing from Epsom and we have delved through the card and came up with a strong ante-post selection.

In the Group Three Diomed Stakes over 1m 1/2 furlong Maximal at 4/1 looks to be a very attractive price getting weight off the field and although less experienced than most the horses in the race he holds bundles of ability.

The three year old was first seen in July last year finishing a good second behind the John Gosden trained Guru in a 7f Maiden.

He had to settle for second again at Sandown next time out behind the Godolphin Derby hopeful One Rule, with the form of that race being superb, churning out plenty of winners.

Stepped up to a mile for the first time in his career at Sandown he got off the mark in smart fashion taking the event by five lengths.

His final run as a juvenile was his only blip so far in his career when down the field in the Group Three Autumn Stakes, with the softer ground going against him, but the form of the race has worked out well.

Back for another season, the son of Galileo finished a good second over 1m2f behind the smart Hurricane Lane, who then went on to win again at York in the Group Two Dante Stakes.

Maximal also franked that form line next time out when another close up second behind another nice type in El Drama in a Listed event at Chester.

At 4/1 he offers some stand out form in this race and dropping back to the lesser trip of 8.5 furlongs should see him go close.