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EPSOM DERBY FESTIVAL: Lucky 15 | Saturday’s Best Bets

Our best bets for Saturday’s second and final day of the Epsom Derby Festival

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The second and final day of the Epsom Derby Festival gets underway on Saturday afternoon.

A view of the finish post at Epsom Racecourse with the running rail stretching into the distance. Image shot 1991. Exact date unknown.
Who will write their name into racing folklore at the Epsom Derby Festival later today?

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.

Oisin Murphy can land the opener on day two of the Epsom Derby Festival

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.

WATCH: EPSOM DERBY FESTIVAL CONTENDER STATEMENT’S SOLE WIN ARRIVED AT NEWBURY [CREDIT: RACING TV]

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.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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