Given that I won’t get to watch the Oaks live today (thank God for Sky+), I am like the anti-Christ today, I would prefer to see the Oaks card run on the Sunday after the Derby, in much the same way that the Guineas are run.
Now I know some of you "traditionalists" still haven’t gotten over the fact that the Derby is no longer on a Wednesday but it can only be a good thing for the sport if the biggest races are more accesible to the public.
You don’t see Arsenal playing Man Utd on a Wednesday afternoon on a work-day do you?
Don’t know about which day it should be on but I had a cracking day on friday (Despite doing my brains).. If anyone gets the chance to go on one of the open top bus affairs then do it.. Great view, less cramped, plenty of bookies, and some tidy women… Happy days..
Oh and for the first time I truly understand the whole fuss about the course at Epsom.. The camber on the home straight (Never mind the corner and hill) is massive… The reason they run against that rail is because its like running on a wall of death.. I was very surprised..
The best way to describe the camber is to imagine it is much like a banked indoor running track… It must be about 15 degrees or something mad like that!! I was really surprised as I thought it was just round tattenham corner where the camber took effect.