IN the last two years Johnb has posted 33-1 antepost Derby winners. First it was Taghrooda and he followed up with Golden Horn – tipped I believe even before a £75k supplement was paid to allow him to run.
Both were superb pieces of tipping and he’s gone for an unprecedented hat-trick with his Derby pick for 2016.
Johnb says: It’s time for my Derby pick for 2016. I normally like to wait until early next season to see how horses come through the winter but because I can see this selection’s odds being cut a lot I am going to tip him now.
“He isn’t 33-1 like Taghrooda and Golden Horn but at 25-1 it’s not far off.
Age: 2 (Foaled March 14, 2013)
Sex: Bay Colt
Breeding: Galileo (Ire) – Hveger (Aus)
Trainer: A P O’Brien
Owner: Michael Tabor. Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier
“One run so far and one win at The Curragh over 1 mile, beating Jim Bolger’s Theodorico by 3.5 lengths. That was over one mile but this horse is bred to be a 1m 4f horse.
“He races again on the 25th but there is also another horse in the race I had on my shortlist who needs to improve but should improve. He is called A YEAR TO REMEMBER so will be good to see them race each other but I have to back Idaho now.”
2016 Epsom Derby
(25-1, Skybet, Ladbrokes, William Hill, Boylesports, Betfred)