Today’s Racing NAP
16:30 Epsom – Rhododendron (BEST ODDS 10/11 with Coral)
The Oaks is a top class race and I can’t look beyond Rhododendron, a class horse, to win it. The main danger to Ryan Moore’s mount is ridden by Frankie Dettori but the favourite’s second in the 1000 Guineas looks the best bit of form on offer here. The step up in trip is the only question mark but stepping up in trip usually brings out the best in classy horses such as this one. Rhododendron would’ve won the 1000 Guineas had he had the room to get going earlier. Should there be no such problems in running this time around, I can certainly see the favourite taking this year’s Oaks. It is worth noting that the same jockey and trainer combination took last year’s race.
A £20 total stake returns £38.18 with Coral.
All prices correct at the time of posting.