Following yesterday’s unsatisfactory Derby trial, Ballydoyle will be hoping for an injection of optimism for Epsom in June and while most will be expecting the Ryan Moore-ridden Cook Islands to lead the way, it might well be second-strong HOUSESOFPARLIMENT (best price 9/2)
who emerges best of the Aidan O’Brien pair. Slightly disappointing on his seasonal return on account of heavy ground, the son of Galileo showed what he can do when granted a decent surface at Dundalk on his latest outing and it’s that performance which suggests he may better than just a bit-part player here. Stretching out well in the closing stages (still ran green late on), this rangy colt drew right away from his field and although his opponents may not have been anything to shout home about, the time figure he produced that evening points towards it being a smart effort from a three-year-old. Housed in box one today gives Seamie Heffernan plenty of options tactically and given that he looks one of the few you’d have your life on staying the trip, he rates the value pick to topple the big two in the market.