LISTEN: Andrew Balding and Harry Herbert on Derby hopefuls

The countdown to the world’s greatest race flat race is nearly over with this year’s Epsom Derby now just hours away.

And ahead of the big race we’ve teamed up with our partners at audioBoom to get the views of two connections hoping for Classic success on the Downs.

Andrew Balding’s Elm Park is a lively outsider in the 1m4f contest with many onlookers considering last year’s Racing Post Trophy winner a cracking each-way shot – if not, their winner – of the prestigious contest.

Here’s what he had to say about Elm Park:

Meanwhile, the Richard Hannon-trained Moheet may be a rank outsider in the bookmaker’s eyes but that hasn’t dampened his team’s enthusiasm ahead of a Derby tilt.

Al Shaqab racing manager Harry Herbert has also been sharing his thoughts with audioBoom listeners:

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William Geldart

Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales, Bangor, William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.