Cazoo Derby 2021 Preview

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By Samantha Martin (@sam_angelina22)

Epsom. Where champions are crowned. Where dreams are achieved.

Twelve colts will contest the prestigious Cazoo Derby at 4:30 on Saturday 5th June 2021. One will win. One will join some of the greatest thoroughbreds in the Derby’s illustrious role of honour.

We need to see a superstar.

Aidan O’Brien and Coolmore only have one representative – Bolshoi Ballet. Last year, they had six and, in 2019, they had seven. Coolmore has been one of the Derby’s biggest supporters. The tide in the bloodstock world seems to be turning towards speedier pedigrees and horses that will be out contesting the best races at two. The coronavirus pandemic will have contributed to this attitude shift as many people have taken a huge financial hit and very few establishments can afford to be as patient as Coolmore with their stock.

It appears that they aren’t firing…

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