Harzand as highlighted on here won the Epsom Derby, the win ensured both the Oaks and the Derby went the way of the Irish. Just a few hours before the race Harzand wasn’t sure to line-up as he spread a plate in the morning and had to stand with his leg in a bucket of ice, apparently. For a big horse he did very well to win at Epsom despite not looking to be in love with the undulation’s
His trainer Dermot Weld was winning the Derby for the first time as was his jockey Pat Smullen. Mr Weld did a great job in not running Harzand again after his previous win and allowed the horse to take some time out and grow. I’m not sure I’ll be backing him in the Irish equivalent as some cut in the ground looks vital for this son of See The Stars
It was a good couple of days on the blog with Minding, Harzand and Postponed all winning. I couldn’t see anything getting near Postponed and they didn’t, there was never a moments worry. The even money available during the day was very generous as it was on Minding the day before.