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EPSOM | Selections to consider for Thursday’s racing (30.06)

The team reveal their best bets for tonight’s racing at Epsom



2C5P5XC Epsom, Surrey, UK. 4th July, 2020. Action, behind closed doors-due to the Covid-19 restrictions- at The Derby as the bulk of the field chase winner, Serpentine with an 8 length lead up hill to the finish Credit: Motofoto/Alamy Live News

Following on from the Derby earlier this month, racing action returns to Epsom on Thursday night.

The Surrey track hosts a six-race card this evening, with the action getting underway at 6:01 and concluding at 8:50.

The team have taken a look through the card, naming their three selections for the evening’s action.

Epsom Downs and racecourse grandstand,Surrey Coronation Cup

Here are their best bets for Thursday’s racing at Epsom.

NAP: Light Up Our Stars – 8:15 Epsom (4/1- bet365)

Making his first start for his new yard, Light Up Our Stars could continue his bright form for his new connections in the 1m2f Class 4 Handicap.

The six-year-old carries some strong form on the all-weather circuit, winning three of his last six starts and finishing in the top three runners in his last seven outings.

The gelding is stepped up in trip here, but he does carry some past form over this distance and his mark looks more than workable.

His price of 4/1 hints at value in this company and he could well strike on his stable debut here.

NB: Papa Cocktail – 7:11 Epsom (4/1 – bet365)

Hailing from Tom Clover’s yard, Papa Cocktail could be one to note in the 6f Class 3 Handicap.

The three-year-old has been slightly disappointing as of late, but he has slipped down to a workable mark at this level here.

The gelding does carry a Group 2 outing on his CV and while he does not carry much experience over this trip, there could well be some untapped potential over the sprint distances here.

Epsom Downs Racecourse Derby
Papa Cocktail features at Epsom this evening

The son of Churchill will have to show some improvement here, but he’s capable of doing so with his price of 4/1 holding some interest here.

LONGSHOT: Mint Julep – 8:50 Epsom (25/1 – bet365)

An intriguing filly from Daniel Steele’s yard, Mint Julep could put up a big performance in the 1m4f Class 6 Handicap.

The four-year-old is lightly raced for her age, only making eight starts to date for her connections.

She has proven to be slightly inconsistent at times, but she is still relatively unexposed over this trip and she could have more to offer.

Her price of 25/1 hints at each-way value here and she could well show some improvement here.

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Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.