Right from the start, just to be clear, it isn’t the Epsom Derby this Saturday, or the English Derby, it is the one and only, the original and best: simply known as the Derby

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get down to the serious business of finding the best bet in this year’s edition of the mile-and-a-half test at Epsom. 

Starting at the top of the market is the superbly bred Auguste Rodin, a colt by Deep Impact and out of a multiple Group 1 winner Rhododendron, who was runner-up to Enable in the Oaks. That pedigree means Coolmore will be desperate for a win here to secure his commercial value at stud.