Derby Day: Mickdaam the value

The legend of Camelot will almost certainly grow at Epsom tomorrow as it’s very hard to see anything beating Aidan O’Brien’s stable star in the Derby.

But with nine runners and a one-horse book, there is potentially great value to be had if you fancy an each-way bet.

Richard Fahey is clearly thrilled just to have a Derby runner but Mickdaam won’t be there to make up the numbers. He ticks a lot of boxes: he will stay, is as tough as teak and should handle the Epsom contours as he is a well balanced horse. Fahey admits he probably won’t beat Camelot but at 33/1 at the time of writing he stands out as strong each-way value.

Other pointers for tomorrow include:

Hajras (1.35pm Epsom): Progressive and looks well handicapped.
Mohedian Lady (Haydock 3.10pm): Has been working well and should step up on reappearance.
Tatlisu (1.55pm Musselburgh): Should book his Royal Ascot ticket.
Commitment (3.30pm Muselburgh): Carries plenty of stable confidence.
Deepest Blue (2pm Beverley): Worth an each-way look after an improved run last time.

This blog is taking a short break for a few days, so the best of Derby Day luck to all!


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