Epsom nap June 4: Desert can be crowned Stoute's latest Derby king

All eyes will be on Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 4 for the Cazoo Derby and Planet Sport’s Jonathan Doidge has a couple of suggestions for the Blue Riband event.

Aside from the fact that no favourite has won the Derby since Golden Horn in 2015, everything points to a win for the market leader Desert Crown.

He comes into this with the best single piece of form to his name and the likelihood that he will be better still now upped to 1m4f and there is no wonder he is the pre-race favourite. Richard Kingscote has never won the Blue Riband but he has all the skills if this is the right horse. He

His profile is one of an unexposed colt who has won one of the Derby's premier trials in good style. If he shows similar improvement here he will be very difficult to beat.

However, he is a skinny enough price, especially when Ryan Moore has picked Stone Age out of the strong Ballydoyle hand for the contest and he is more than twice the price.

Some of those recent winners' SPs have been 40/1, 25/1 and 16/1 twice, so before you put a line through runners of that price, have a think about who might be able to take a big step up on previous form.

For me, that could be Piz Badile, who is an each-way price at around 10/1, has a great big race pilot up. He already has strong form to his name and the potential for quite a bit better now stepping up to 1m4f.

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