Evening racing tips

  • By: Anita Chambers
  • Last Updated: June 7 2014, 16:59 BST

Anita Chambers says Kingston Hill has excellent claims of landing the Investec Derby at Epsom - she has a tip in every race.

Kingston Hill: Leading claims in the Investec Derby
Kingston Hill: Leading claims in the Investec Derby

SATURDAY SELECTIONS:

DONCASTER: 2.00 Taaqah, 2.35 Petella, 3.10 Innsbruck, 3.45 Zaeemah, 4.45 Lat Hawill, 5.20 Red Refraction, 5.50 Alpine Flower.

EPSOM: 1.35 Zampa Manos, 2.05 Baitha Alga, 2.40 Cirrus Des Aigles, 3.15 Swan Song, 4.00 1 KINGSTON HILL (NAP) 2 Geoffrey Chaucer 3 Fascinating Rock , 4.50 Kuda Huraa, 5.25 Lewisham.

HEXHAM: 1.40 Air Chief, 2.10 Cool Star, 2.45 Arianrhod, 3.20 Solis, 4.20 Super Collider, 4.55 Edmund, 5.30 The Last Leg.

LIMERICK: 5.35 Darkan, 6.05 Blue Skimmer, 6.35 Danish Duke, 7.05 Pixie Spirit, 7.35 Diamond Daze, 8.05 Via Del Corso, 8.35 Storm Away.

LINGFIELD: 5.55 Ocean Crystal, 6.25 Skinny Love, 6.55 Daylight, 7.25 Tolmias, 7.55 Chesil Beach, 8.25 Goleador, 8.55 Glennten.

MUSSELBURGH: 1.50 Cara's Request, 2.20 Prince Bonnaire, 2.55 Twin Appeal, 3.30 Libran, 4.30 Ever Fortune, 5.05 Push Me, 5.40 Go Go Green.

NEWCASTLE: 6.15 Pallister, 6.45 Monel, 7.15 Shearian, 7.45 Father Shine, 8.15 Dark Ocean, 8.45 Mange All, 9.15 Orient Class.

WORCESTER: 1.55 Up For An Oscar, 2.25 Spock, 3.00 Coeur De Fou, 3.35 Special Agent, 4.35 Simply A Legend, 5.10 Zafaraban, 5.45 Dakar Run, 6.20 Heston.

DOUBLE: Kingston Hill and Baitha Alga.

Kingston Hill has been popular in the ante-post markets in recent days and it is easy to see why as he has excellent claims of landing the Investec Derby at Epsom.

Confidence behind Roger Varian's charge has been building in light of the unsettled weather forecast and he is a colt who has shown lots of ability with cut in the ground - a factor which could prove crucial with torrential rain a possibility.

The son of Mastercraftsman made swift strides after a winning juvenile debut at Newbury last September, going on to claim the Autumn Stakes at Newmarket before stepping right up to Group One level for a comfortable success in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.

That last win came on soft ground while his Newmarket success was on slightly quicker going, which shows that he should not be too troubled should the expected rain not arrive.

Some may be discouraged from backing Kingston Hill following his eighth place in the 2000 Guineas and the fact he has something to find with the reopposing Australia.

However, there were certainly positives to be taken from that run as Kingston Hill was staying on with purpose at the finish after hitting a decidedly flat spot when the pace upped a notch over the Rowley Mile.

Varian had always viewed Kingston Hill as more of a Derby type given the stamina on his dam's side, so be to beaten just five lengths in what appeared to be a quality renewal of the race must go down as a creditable effort.

Kingston Hill impressed many with his work at the Epsom track last week and appears to give Varian an excellent chance of winning a race his much-missed mentor Michael Jarvis never managed to land.

Aidan O'Brien should make the frame with Geoffrey Chaucer, who would be much more at home with cut than Australia, while Fascinating Rock should also be thereabouts.

Cirrus Des Aigles is impossible to oppose in the Investec Coronation Cup as he continues to shine even at eight years of age.

Corine Barande-Barbe's stable star has looked better than ever this term, defeating Treve in the Prix Ganay before comprehensively seeing off Olympic Glory in the Prix d'Isphan.

Cirrus Des Aigles is thoroughly versatile with the step back up to 12 furlongs providing little concern, and he acts on all but very fast ground, which appears a highly unlikely occurrence on the Downs.

Swan Song lost all chance at the start at Haydock last week when her blindfold was slow to be removed, forfeiting vital ground that was hard to make up.

She tried her best to get back on terms but those early efforts cost her dearly and she eventually faded right out of contention to be last of nine.

The five-year-old is better than that and it would not be a surprise if she bounced back with victory in the Investec Specialist Bank "Dash", over the fastest five furlongs in the world.

Baitha Alga is well thought of and can strike Listed gold in the Investec Woodcote Stakes, while Zampa Manos should appreciate a drop in class in the Investec Out of Ordinary Stakes.

It will be disappointing if Lat Hawill cannot gain a confidence-boosting success in the Ladbrokes Handicap at Doncaster.

Fourth behind Kingman and Night Of Thunder in the Greenham on his seasonal return, Marco Botti's charge finished last in the French Guineas on his next start, although his poor showing can be explained by the fact he banged his head coming out of the stalls.

Pattern-race targets are still in the mind of connections so he really should be winning here if those kind of hopes are to be fulfilled.

Tolmias is the choice in Lingfield's Butterflies And Bows Venue Decoration Maiden Stakes, with Mange All expected to go well in the Speedflex (Dubai) Maiden Stakes at Newcastle.

Prince Bonnaire can star in the totepool EBF stallions.com Edinburgh Castle Stakes Conditions Stakes at Musselburgh to make the journey from David Brown's Nottingham yard pay dividends.

There is jumps at action at Hexham and Worcester, with Arianrhod capable of making a good start in the Film Nova Juvenile Hurdle at the first-named venue.

Special Agent can emerge on top in the M Pinches Transport Intermediate Open National Hunt Flat Race at Worcester.