Live Saturday Racing Tips and Preview for Epsom
Live Saturday Racing Tips From Epsom
It is Derby Day at Epsom on Saturday and you can read our runner by runner guide here. The Oaks is the other big race of the day and you can watch them both live on ITV. There are quite a few races with small fields, not ideal for each way players. Dave Stevos has picked out a couple of interesting bets on the card, including a 50/1 outsider in the Oaks. Check out his live Saturday racing tips from Epsom below…
Live Saturday Racing Tips: Epsom 3.00pm – Investec Handicap (Class 2)
The first each way betting race of the day is this 10f handicap and 16 are due to go to post. The ground is going to be good and safe and the one I like at a decent each way price is last year’s 3rd Mr Scaramanga. This horse had some seriously good form when he was younger, including a 2L listed defeat to Churchill as a 2yo.
Local trainer Simon Dow’s charge was rated 100+ as a 3yo and he has proved hard to place. It took him a while to come down the weights but he got off the mark in handicaps last year, winning two off 87 and 82. The win off 82 came over C&D and his placed effort in this last season came off 83. Off just a pound higher he is capable of being competitive again and with David Egan booked he is worth backing each way at odds of 18/1.
LIVE SATURDAY TIPS: MISTER SCARAMANGA E/W @ 18/1 NAP (5 PLACES)
Saturday Tips: Epsom 3.40pm – Investec Oaks (Group 1)
The Oaks is firmly in the shadow of the Derby this year but it is still a very interesting race. Only 9 fillies go to post and Love is edging favouritism for Moore and O’Brien. This filly scorched home in the Guineas and she looks special. There is a mix of speed and stamina in her pedigree and she is by crack sire Galileo.
Frankly Darling was also impressive at Ascot and she is next best in the betting. Frankie and John Gosden will be hoping this filly can kickstart a big weekend for them with Enable returning to action on Sunday. Unlike Love this filly is proven at 12f and good ground should be fine for her.
However, those two are both short prices and one that could outrun her odds at a bigger price is Bharani Star. This filly was 5L behind Frankly Darling at Ascot but she came from a very long way back. By Sea The Stars and out of a Dubawi half sister to 12f Group 1 winner Saddex, Peter Chapple-Hyam’s filly is well bred and there could be more to come from her on just her 5th career start. Hopefully Oisin Murphy has her closer to the pace and if he does, she could sneak a place at 50/1.
LIVE SATURDAY RACING TIPS: BHARANI STAR E/W @ 50/1