Who To Follow At Epsom On Day Two

Horse To Follow - Bolshoi Ballet

The feature race of the flat season is here with the Group Once Cazoo Derby seeing 12 head to post and Bolshoi Ballet for Aidan O'Brien is hard to look past.

The three year old son of Galileo was seen three times as a juvenile, finishing third at Newmarket on debut over a mile in a Maiden and backing that up at Leopardstown over the same trip when getting off the mark for the first time in his career.

He was sent to Saint-Cloud for the Group One Criterium and could only finish a close up fifth behind some nice horses, wit the softer ground going against him.

The colt came back for his first race of the season over course and distance at Leopardstown and managed to land the Group Three Ballysax Stakes in good style.

It showed his versatility winning on good ground and having handled soft in the past he put him in good stead for his trip back over C&D in the Derrinstown Derby Trial.

Taking on the likes of Irish 2000 Guineas winner Mac Swiney and Southern Lights who both head for the Derby, he left the field for dead to win the Group Three event over 1m2f.

It is the the leading performance heading into the race and it makes him the rightful favourite.

Trainer To Follow - David Menuisier

Shrewd handler David Menuisier has some great chances on the Saturday at Epsom and with that in mind he looks to be the trainer to follow across.

His best chance of the day looks to be Soto Sizzler in the Northern Dancer Handicap over 1m4f, a race he won back in 2019 and overall he has a superb record at the track.

Another nice runner on the day for the Frenchman is Atalanta's Boy, who was a nice winner last time out and has every chance to back it up.

Jockey To Follow - Oisin Murphy

Finally, the jockey to follow on day two of Epsom's Derby meeting is the champion rider Oisin Murphy and he has a handful of nice rides across Saturday.

One of his best on the day comes in the first race of the day with Patient Dream for Ralph Beckett, who holds an outstanding form line off the back of his latest win.

Others who make appeal for the rider are Soto Sizzler for David Menuisier who has a great course record and Kimifive in the last who is now down to the same mark as his photo-finish second in the Stewards' Cup at Glorious Goodwood.

Murphy is in flying form heading into the meeting currently running at a strike rate of 27% having had 15 winners from his last 56 runners over the last fortnight.

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