The second and final day of the Epsom Derby Festival gets underway on Saturday afternoon.
After a successful day of tipping on Friday, our team are back with their best selections for the card ahead of the fourth and penultimate Classic of the season.
Here’s our best picks…
DOM’S PICKS [+£2.87 profit from £1 stakes on Flat NAP tips]
PATIENT DREAM: 2:00 World Pool At The tote Handicap – Ralph Beckett’s charge has some good form in the book and he readily secured a success at this track back in April. He beat an extrodinary five subsequent winners that day, so may still be ahead of his mark of 83 despite the 7lbs rise. Oisin Murphy is booked up and he’s nicely weighted for Saturday’s opener.
MAXIMAL: 3:10pm Cazoo Diomed Stakes (Group 3) – Sir Michael Stoute’s colt took his form to a new level when chasing home the future Dante winner at Newbury and was far from disgraced in another Listed race at Chester next time out. A step back in trip does not look a hindrance, although he could do without any rain, and he gets plenty of weight as a three-year-old with Ryan Moore on board.
REECE’S PICKS [+£51.40 profit from £1 bets on Flat each-way tips]
STATEMENT: 2:35pm Princess Elizabeth Stakes (Fillies’ and Mares’ Group 3) – The daughter of Lawman was fairly well supported when finishing a fair bit down the order in the 1,000 Guineas but she did little wrong prior to that and won’t face that calibre of rival here. This doesn’t look the strongest of Group contests now down in class and she can take advantage, easily looking the one to beat on form.
SOTO SIZZLER: 5:15pm Northern Dancer Handicap – David Menuisier’s gelding is a duel-course winner and finished a good second at the Spring Meeting to maintain his solid track record. He was disappointing next time at Newmarket but is back down in trip here. He’s 4lbs closer in the weights with the reopposing Group One Power and Oisin Murphy has steered him to success before.