Epsom Oaks

John & Thady Gosden look to have a strong hand in the Epsom Oaks this year with Emily Upjohn (Evens) and Nashwa (9/2) heading the market but I am willing to take a chance on TUESDAY (best priced at 12/1) who has shown good form in both the English and Irish 1000 Guineas so far this season. The daughter of Galileo is a full sister to the Oaks winner Minding giving the hope that this extra distance could bring about some improvement from her. 

Tuesday won a maiden on her reappearance easily at Naas before finishing a two length 3rd in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket. She finished 2nd in the Irish 1000 Guineas at the weekend but looks set to make a quick reappearance in her third classic of the season. Aidan O’Brien has won this race recently with lesser fancied stablemates such as Forever Together and Snowfall I am hoping Tuesday can emulate those and win this at a double figure price.

Epsom Derby

Adayar provided Frankel with his first Epsom Derby winner last season and I think he could sire the winner again this year in the shape of WESTOVER (best priced 20/1). 

The Ralph Beckett trained colt ran well on his three starts as a two-year-old but it was his victory in the Group 3 Classic Trial at Sandown which make him appeal at the prices for this race. He raced keenly on his reappearance that day but showed a fantastic attitude to stay on well at the finish over 1m2f to win by a short head. 

That performance alone wouldn’t be good enough to be involved in the finish of a Derby, however, he still looked green and inexperienced under pressure giving the impression that he will step forward from that effort. Westover seemed to handle Epsom well on his recent piece of work at the track and I am hoping that he can provide Rob Hornby with a victory on his first ride in the race.