Best Of Times Betting
Best Of Times is unfancied for the 2015 Investec Derby, but the Saeed bin Suroor-trained raider has shown some ability on the track and donning the Godolphin silks he can't be completely written off for what is shaping up into a fascinating renewal of the Epsom Downs Classic on June 6.
- 22nd May 2015 - Goodwood - Cocked Hat Stakes (Listed) - 1m 3f - 2nd
- 2nd May 2015 - Newmarket - Newmarket Stakes (Listed) - 1m 2f - 1st
Godolphin's premier charge for the 2015 Investec Derby is sure to be Jack Hobbs who will don the famous silks of the legendary operation, but they will also unleash Best Of Times, who is aiming to build on some decent displays this season for Saeed bin Suroor and is an intriguing outsider.
He kicked off the campaign with a Listed win in the Newmarket Stakes, as he landed that 1m 2f contest with aplomb at Flat HQ, but he was beaten next time up in the same company, as William Haggas's Storm The Stars defeated him in the Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood on May 22.
That winner is set to take his place in the Derby, so Best Of Times will have to reverse the form with that raider, whilst the Dubawi colt will also need to improve hugely to land a blow against a host of proven Group performers in this sparkling renewal of the Flat showpiece on the Downs.
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VERDICT: Best Of Times has been a model of consistency, but the Godolphin raider will need to produce a massive career best if he is to feature prominently in the Derby and it could be a bridge too far for him in this top class company.