Saturday, June 07, 2008
A Classic Sporting Saturday
The first Saturday in June means one thing: Derby Day. Those interested in the history of the great race, can read my Daily Telegraph interview with the remarkable Lettice Miller, the oldest living Derby winning owner, (she owned the 1937 winner Mid-day Gun,) here. As to what's going to win this year's renewal, well for what it's worth, I like the Sir Michael Stoute trained pair Tartan Bearer and Doctor Fremantle. Tartan Bearer won the Dante, the best Derby trial in recent years, while Doctor Fremantle, who has been supplemented for the race finished second to yesterday's Oaks winner Look Here as a juvenile. This year it looks a particularly wide open race and good luck with whatever you decide to back.
But it's not only at Epsom that there'll be high class sporting action today. Over in Paris, the lovely Ana Ivanovic (above)- a wonderful ambassador for Serbia- bids to win her first Grand Slam in the Final of the French Open.
And in Switzerland, the Euro 2008 Football championships kick off. Germany look the most likely winners of the tournament, but I'll also be having an each-way interest in Greece- again overpriced as they were in 2004- and Croatia, who I think will have
a big tournament.
Let the action commence!