I have a runner today in the 6:10 at Kempton – Scrapper Smith looks to make amends for his poor first run at Haydock last time. 

Scrapper was fancied that day, and in a fairly competitive looking heat he was backed in to favouritism.  It wasn’t the owners backing him – we were surprised to see the money coming in – but we do like him as a prospect and we expected him to run well.  He still goes very well on the home gallops – maybe he’ll put it all to rights today.

The sun is shining in Surrey today and it’s great drying weather for Epsom.  It won’t last though – the rains look odds on to return tomorrow and it could rain right through until the Derby.  I fancy a bit of the 2/1 available on soft ground for the Derby (VC).