Western Hymn Betting
Western Hymn is the Epsom Derby entry of John Gosden as the trainer bids to win the race for the first time on Saturday 7th June. The unbeaten colt is by Derby winner High Chaparral and has won all three of his races to date.
An impressive winner on debut last December over a mile, he then beat subsequent Lingfield Derby Trial winner Snow Sky by two and a quarter lengths in a conditions stakes at Newbury over a mile and a quarter before landing the Group 3 Bet365 Classic Trial at Sandown in April. He comes to Epsom off the back of a good rest and will go on the ground should it come up soft. A solid each-way chance trading around 14/1, the horse doesn't look like knowing how to run a bad race.
- 11th April 2014 - Newbury - 1st: Dubai Duty Free Conditions Stakes C3
- 25th April 2014 - Sandown - 1st: Bet365 Classic Trial GP3
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VERDICT: The Sandown Classic Trial winner should run a good race and has genuine each-way claims at a decent price.