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John Reid: A good draw in the Derby is vital to win *H&H VIP*

Opinion

Masar was an unexpected winner of this year’s Investec Derby at Epsom. However, in my opinion, he should not have been. In Saturday’s paper, I had put a big circle around his name — yes, he was beaten into third in the 2000 Guineas (won by Saxon Warrior), but he was a very impressive winner of the Craven Stakes in April and on both occasions he beat Roaring Lion, the Derby second-favourite.