Free horse racing selections for Friday May 31

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Anita Chambers has a selection for every race in the UK and Ireland on Friday with her best bet coming in the Investec Oaks at Epsom.

NAP: Frankellina (4.30 Epsom)

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Next Best: Angel's Hideaway (5.15 Epsom)

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Frankellina can emerge triumphant from what appears to be an open edition of the Investec Oaks at Epsom.

William Haggas' filly is one of 14 contenders for Classic honours, and you could easily make a case for half the field without too much trouble.

However, Frankellina makes plenty of appeal at reasonable odds - as a filly with seemingly bucketloads of potential, judged on her recent Musidora run.

Lining up at York having won her only juvenile outing, Frankellina completely fluffed the start to give a couple of lengths' advantage to her rivals - a mistake which proved crucial, given the thrilling three-way photo finish that followed.

Frankellina dead-heated for second, beaten just a neck by Nausha, while looking more than ready for a switch up in distance from 10 furlongs.

Friday's mile-and-a-half test should be right up her street - and while her inexperience is a bit of a question mark, she certainly has the ability to make her presence felt.

Old Persian can ensure Godolphin commands a share of the spotlight on the Downs as he tackles the Investec Coronation Cup.

He has to find a good chunk of distance with Kew Gardens and Lah Ti Dar, who were well ahead in last year's St Leger, but Old Persian has undoubtedly thrived for dropping back in trip in Dubai over the winter.

After a narrow success on his Meydan bow, Old Persian was a cosy winner of the Sheema Classic when last seen - taking on some decent Japanese performers.

He also managed a Royal Ascot win last year, and beat subsequent Melbourne Cup hero Cross Counter, so he has plenty in the book to recommend him.

Angel's Hideaway will surely take all the beating in the Investec Surrey Stakes as she drops to Listed level.

She was beaten just a length and a half in fourth in the 1000 Guineas, and the winner has since added the Irish equivalent to her crown - so it looks very good form indeed.

Arigato was too keen on his racecourse return and is worth another chance in the Investec Mile Handicap, because he is proven around the Epsom track.

Away from the Downs, Andrew Balding can strike gold with Strict Tempo in the British EBF Premier Fillies' Handicap at Carlisle.

She made late progress on her reappearance at Salisbury and looked as though the run would do her good - a comment which also applies to Doncaster runner Diocles Of Rome.

Well beaten at Lingfield at the start of May, he can step up again in the Blue Line Taxis Barnsley Supporting Wpcc Handicap.

Stratford stages the jewel in its crown in the Pertemps Network Stratford Foxhunters Champion Hunters' Chase, and Wonderful Charm is the pick here.

Soft ground was against him at Aintree last time, but better conditions should allow him to shine.

Sporting Life Tips

CARLISLE: 1.10 Dubai Station, 1.40 Sapphire Jubilee, 2.15 Pinarella, 2.50 Strict Tempo, 3.25 Grey Mist, 4.00 Ticklish, 4.45 Camile, 5.20 Glaceon.

CHELMSFORD: 6.10 Murhib, 6.40 Archdeacon, 7.10 Grey Spirit, 7.40 Rio Ronaldo, 8.10 Johnny Reb, 8.40 Maygold, 9.10 Magicinthemaking.

DONCASTER: 6.00 Ambient, 6.30 Better Than Ever, 7.00 Whelans Way, 7.30 Diocles Of Rome, 8.00 Dizzy G, 8.30 Little India, 9.00 Lincoln Tale.

DOWN ROYAL: 5.25 Anyway, 5.55 Olay Power, 6.25 Polly Douglas, 6.55 Pivotal Man, 7.25 Stormy Tale, 7.55 Paris Duvet, 8.25 The Jam Man.

EPSOM: 2.00 Pinatubo, 2.35 Arigato, 3.00 Old Persian, 3.45 Lorelina, 4.30 FRANKELLINA (NAP), 5.15 Angel's Hideaway, 5.50 War Glory.

STRATFORD: 5.45 Earth Leader, 6.20 Bletchley Castle, 6.50 Law Of Gold, 7.20 Meldrum Lad, 7.50 Wonderful Charm, 8.20 Road To Riches, 8.50 Classic Ruler.

TRAMORE: 5.35 The Artful Roger, 6.05 Canadian Steel, 6.35 Dubai Rock, 7.05 Presenting Point, 7.35 Razoul, 8.05 Colenso, 8.35 Rocket Lad.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 1.50 Perfect Swiss, 2.25 Pocket Warrior, 3.00 Rail Dancer, 3.35 Pike Corner Cross, 4.10 Turanga Leela, 4.55 Sea Sculpture, 5.30 Tha'ir.

DOUBLE: Frankellina and Angel's Hideaway.


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