Five Out Of Six Winners To Kick Off The Oaks Meeting!

What can I say…………

Five out of six winners!

I told you the dry weather makes the form more exact!

We got three out of four on Monday, with the 7/1 shot was beaten by a short head in second!

Many of you will have had some good returns on a multiple bet – Lucky 63 or Heinz, as just a £1 win accumulator at SP prices would have been £7564.80 if the last one won…..

I’m getting close, and Royal Ascot ain’t even started!

Here was all the tips from yesterday -

Free Tips
8.45 Newcastle. BilidnWINNER! 13/8
6.45 Sandown. Sir PrancealotWINNER! 15/8
7.20 Sandown. Opinion PollWINNER! 5/4

Premium Tips:
7.55 Sandown. Colombian – LOSER! 9/2

8.55 Sandown. Highland ColoriWINNER! 8/1
8.25 Sandown. CogitoWINNER! 8/1

Still a good day!

Onto today…

So we start Epsom‘s two-day Derby Festival meeting today, and there is a definite theme running through the meeting here, which has spread to other meetings such as Haydock, and I had a moan-up about it last week, but it’s got worse this week!

And what theme is spreading like wildfire through the racecourses of our fair and pleasant land?

The fairer sex!


Now at first this sounds great!

Any man will be happy to look at the more of the beautiful half of the population, on a day that Epsom hold one of the top three-year-old thoroughbred fillies races of the calender – The Oaks!

But be careful men! There will be some real horrors like, goody bags, fashion prizes catwalks and the worst of worst…….Shopping!

Groan! Whimper!

And this must be anaesthetised with use of beers and a couple of Remys!

Onto the racing! – Some of the supporting races to the two day Festival have been swapped about, the Coronation Cup has been renamed as the Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup, and now races tomorrow as part of Her Maj’s celebrations

So the The Diomed Stakes has been moved from it’s normal Saturday spot to today for the Jubilee, but this is still a solid race which is open to horses aged three years plus, over a distance of 1 mile. This race was first ran in 1971, and took over from a race that was a similar event – the St James Stakes.

The event is named after Diomed, the first winner of the Derby, and a colt owned by Sir Charles Bunbury, who’s name pops up throughout the big races of the flat season, – The Guineas, the Bunbury Cup and so on. He is one of my favourite chaps in the history of racing.

This race was an easy pick for the Horse Racing Tips, as I have tipped Worthadd before, and he has had a solid run since leaving Vittorio Caruso to go to Sir Mark Prescott.

This brings us to the biggie of the day – The Oaks Stakes which is open to three-year-old fillies, over a distance of 1 mile, 4 furlongs.

There are five Classic races in British racing, of which this is the third event after both of the Guineas. It is also the second of the fillies Triple Crown races that lead onto the St Leger.

The race is named after an estate in Epsom of the same name, and by the mid 1800′s the Oaks and Derby were being copied all over Europe, and the world, with – The Prix de Diane, the Irish Oaks, the Yushun Himb, the Preis der Diana, the Oaks d’Italia, the AJC Oaks, and the New Zealand Oaks.

This years race has plenty in with a chance, Kissed looks very good, but it may be too dry, and some money has come on for the favourite – Maybe, who has undoubtedly a good chance, as will The Fugue if she can do the trip.

This leaves this years Oaks a wonderfully tough race to pick just one girl, but a light bet on last weeks Goodwood winner – Coquet will give a good return for just a place, and she is ‘tough as boots’ when fighting for the line.

The other supporting race is the Princess Elizabeth Stakes which is open to fillies and mares aged three years and above, over a distance of 1 mile.

This race originally a trial for the Oaks with three year olds, but was discontinued for a while, then brought to Epsom replacing Victress Stakes, opening the event for older mares to run too.

Richard Fahey’s Barefoot Lady has given the Horse Racing Tips some lovely wins in the past, but she has had some wobbley form lately. This leaves an open field, and I will be tipping a good priced lady for this race.

All the races on this card are very good, even the ones I have not detailed – The Investec Wealth & Investment Handicap, Investec Mile Handicap, and Investec Asset Management Handicap are all cracking races, although it’s not too clear who is sponsoring them! (Not!)

A great day of racing, with Monkerty Tunkerty finally having a run in the evening!

Plenty on tomorrow as well, with the Derby!

The Jag.

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