Storm The Stars Betting
Storm The Stars will head into the 2015 Investec Derby as an outsider, but William Haggas' raider has shown that he has a decent level of form and whilst he will need a major career best to feature in this Group 1 classic at Epsom Downs, he is a horse on the upgrade and can't be overlooked.
- 22nd May 2015 - Goodwood - Cocked Hat Stakes (Listed) - 1m 3f - 1st
- 7th May 2015 - Chester - Chester Vase (Group 3) - 1m 4f - 2nd
- 25th April 2015 - Leicester - Totepool Betting On All UK Racing Maiden - 1m 1f - 1st
- 15th April 2015 - Newmarket - Julian Wilson Memorial Maiden - 1m 2f - 5th
William Haggas's Storm The Stars was only beaten a head by Investec Derby favourite Golden Horn when they clashed in a maiden as juveniles, but whilst John Gosden's colt has take a meteoric rise to the top of the betting, Storm The Stars has taken more time to find his best and he will hope he can continue on the upgrade on June 6.
He was a mediocre fifth in his first start of the season in a Newmarket maiden, before finally bagging his first victory at Leicester, whilst the son of Sea The Stars was next seen finishing to Aidan O'Brien's Hans Holbein in the Group 3 Chester Vase, so that's another horse he has form to reverse.
However, he showed a lot more class when landing Goodwood's Listed Cocked Hat Stakes on May 22 and with the Derby trip set to be no problem then he will be aiming to produce his best work in the latter stages of the race and could be an each-way candidate for some punters heading to Epsom Downs.
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VERDICT: Storm The Stars has a lot to find to land a blow in the Derby, as he was comfortably beaten by Hans Holbein at Chester, but he is on the upgrade and should relish the testing trip faced at Epsom Downs.