Thursday 2 July 2020

Like Father Like Son: Kameko to Follow in Mill Reef's Hooves

The biggest race of the year (for many) is on the horizon. Yes, it's time to get ready for the Epsom Derby that takes place on Saturday, July 4th. 

This historic race is all the more exciting as Andrew Balding has a live chance of emulating the success of his father, Ian, who won the Epsom Derby back in 1971 with Mill Reef who was a serious racehorse and a winning machine of many high-profile contests. 

Kameko won on his two-year-old debut before concluding his formative season with a victory at Doncaster taking the Futurity Trophy Group 1. Even better, he started a belated three-year-old campaign with an all-out win in the Newmarket 2000 Guineas (something that even Mill Reef didn't achieve).

Kameko races in the familiar silks of Qatar Racing Limited and one of the major fancies for the Epsom Derby which takes place this Saturday (4:55). 

Can Andrew Balding emulate the success of Mill Reef who stormed clear of the field in 1971s Derby? 

It could well be a spectacular day for Park House Stables, Kingclere, Newbury. 

Good luck to connections and all those who are betting on the big race. 

Credit: Betway