Mariner's Cross Betting
Mariner's Cross is the leading hope of Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni at this year's Epsom Derby. The son of Dubawi wasn't seen on the racecourse as 2-year-old last season but has impressed sufficiently during 2012 for bookmakers to treat him with respect and he is currently around the 33/1 mark for Epsom success.
Mahmood Al Zarooni is still searching for his first winner of the Epsom Classic. The Dubai World Cup winning trainer finished third with Rewilding in 2010 but is still to taste glory in this Blue Riband contest.
Al Zarooni will hope to break his duck with Mariner's Cross, who impressed on his race debut in April as he landed a one mile contest at Newmarket from odds of 6/1. The 3-year-old made his next appearance just a month later when narrowly beaten by Noble Mission at Newmarket. The son of Dubawi lost out by just a neck over the mile and two furlong trip.
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VERDICT: Unraced as a 2-year-old, Mariner's Cross is the leading hope of Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni and could be worth each-way consideration.