Friday, June 01, 2007

Dettori's Derby dream to be realised?

Make no mistake - on all known form Frankie Dettori is on the best horse in tomorrow's Derby. Of course, as we all know, the best horse doesn't always win the races. The bookmakers will certainly be hoping to get odds-on favourite Authorized beat, as they stand to lose up to £50 million if this horse enables his ebullient jockey to add the Derby to his already impressive CV.

I have never collected any money on the Derby in over thirty years of trying. Having tipped the Oaks winner yesterday, I'm playing safe and hoping Authorized breaks the hoodoo. My each way alternative is Aidan O'Brien's Eagle Mountain while Mrs Tips, having just finished watering the plants, recommends a small each way investment on Aqaleem.

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

An exceptional performance from 5/4 favourite Authorised, winning by a commanding five lengths and giving Dettori his first English Derby win. Eagle Mountain was backed in to 6/1 and finished second. Mrs Tips' each way selection, Aqaleem, finished third at 9/1.