Racing tips: Young Rascal's Derby day?

Young Rascal can scupper the Triple Crown hopes of Saxon Warrior by lifting the Investec Derby at Epsom.

Friday, 1st June 2018, 10:00 am
Young Rascal (left) can claim Epsom glory tomorrow
Young Rascal (left) can claim Epsom glory tomorrow

Aidan O’Brien’s runner has been a hot favourite to land a second Classic since winning the 2000 Guineas, but the handler’s worries over the ground, combined with a tricky draw, could well open the door for his rivals.

Young Rascal can duly grasp that opportunity and make the quantum leap from Newbury maiden winner in April to Derby winner.

Wilamina ran a cracker on her return at Newmarket and should be in the mix again in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes.

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True Valour can go well as a decent price in the Investec Diomed Stakes, while Blue De Vega could be the solution to the conundrum that is the Investec Corporate Banking “Dash” Handicap.

Away from Epsom, Madeline can get a nice confidence boost in the Stobo Castle Ladies’ Day Gold Cup Fillies’ Stakes at Musselburgh.


Chepstow: 6.00 I’m A Believer, 6.30 Shamrokh, 7.00 Big Boots, 7.30 Here’s Two, 8.00 Urban Aspect, 8.30 Dimitre, 9.00 Minty Jones.

Hexham: 1.30 Budarri, 2.05 Ever So Much, 2.40 Cracker Factory, 3.15 Monbeg Legend, 3.50 Full Shift, 4.45 Fly Rory Fly, 5.20 Gentleman Farmer.

Lingfield: 5.40 Attain, 6.10 Tesorina, 6.40 Dame Nellie, 7.10 Country Rose, 7.40 Defining Moment, 8.10 Just Maybe, 8.40 Khamry.

Musselburgh: 1.40 Allnite, 2.15 Red Balloons, 2.50 Dynamic, 3.25 Madeline, 4.00 Chinese Spirit, 4.55 Landing Night, 5.30 Tapis Libre.

Navan: 1.15 North Wind, 1.50 Chosen Rock, 2.25 Coto, 3.00 Cypress Creek, 3.35 Brazos, 4.10 Downdraft, 4.40 Magnetic North, 5.10 So Enjoy.

Worcester: 1.45 New Millennium, 2.20 Indian Hawk, 2.55 Curious Carlos, 3.30 Skip Skool, 4.05 Katy P, 5.00 Fille Des Champs, 5.35 Peculiar Places.

Tramore: 5.45 Cotton Jenny, 6.20 Icelip, 6.50 Artic Quest, 7.20 Masterchippy, 7.50 Dinons, 8.20 Buck A Trend, 8.50 Three Thirds.

Doncaster: 1.20 Tristram, 1.55 Total Commitment, 2.30 Corvid, 3.05 White Chocolate, 3.40 Candidate, 4.15 Jack Regan, 4.50 Madam Devious, 5.25 Maghaweer.

Epsom: 2.00 Shuhood, 2.35 Wilamina, 3.10 True Valour, 3.45 Blue De Vega, 4.30 YOUNG RASCAL (NAP), 5.15 Pacify, 5.50 Reputation.