Free horse racing selections for Saturday June 1

Don't miss our latest racing tipping preview
Don't miss our latest racing tipping preview

Ashley Iveson previews Saturday's meetings and he thinks Madhmoon could be the value call in the Investec Derby at Epsom.

NAP: Madhmoon (4.30 Epsom)

9
6
39-0OR: 113
10/1
Last RunWatch last race

Next Best: Zaaki (3.10 Epsom)

5
2
49-6OR: 112
11/8
Last RunWatch last race

Madhmoon could be the value call in the Investec Derby at Epsom.

Kevin Prendergast's colt looked every inch a top-class prospect in winning his two juvenile starts, including a comprehensive victory over Aidan O'Brien's Broome in a Group Two at Leopardstown.

Broome has won each of his two starts this season, while Madhmoon has been beaten twice, so it is no great surprise the former is shorter in the betting for the premier Classic on Saturday.

However, Madhmoon is almost double the price of a horse he has beaten soundly - and odds of around 12-1 are just too tempting to pass up.

The Dawn Approach colt has not done much wrong this season, shaping as though he needed the run when narrowly beaten on his comeback before finishing fourth in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.

The way he was staying on at the death over the Rowley Mile suggested he would appreciate a step up to at least a mile and a quarter.

There must be some doubt about whether the mile and a half will be a bridge too far, but it is worth taking the chance on a horse who will relish the prevailing fast ground.

Nyaleti can open her account for the campaign in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes.

Mark Johnston's tough-as-teak filly has performed admirably in defeat twice this season - filling the runner-up spot in the Dahlia at Newmarket before placing fourth in the Middleton at York.

Coming back in trip in a slightly weaker race, Nyaleti can adopt her preferred front-running style and could prove tough to peg back on a track that will play to her strengths.

Zaaki will be regarded as one of the bankers of the afternoon in the Investec Diomed Stakes.

Progressive as a three-year-old, Sir Michael Stoute's charge was gelded during the off-season - and it certainly did him no harm, judged on his comeback victory in the Listed Paradise Stakes at Ascot a month ago.

The subsequent French success of the runner-up gives the form a very solid look, and Zaaki is expected to take the step up to Group Three level in his stride.

Blue De Vega did not get the splits when he needed them in last year's Investec "Dash" Handicap - but lining up off a 5lb lower mark, he is worth another chance.

Beaten four lengths in fourth, he probably would not have got by the winner Tanasoq that day - but he is now racing off his lowest ever perch and could be a serious threat.

Away from Epsom, Ice Gala is the pick in the Listed Stobo Castle Ladies' Day Gold Cup Fillies' Stakes at Musselburgh.

She was placed at this level on her final juvenile start and showed plenty more promise when winning on her return last month.

Ice Gala was a comfortable winner in the end in a fillies' handicap at Salisbury, although she possibly profited after coming together with another rival in the final furlong.

That said, Ice Gala has plenty of potential and can make the next step forward under the very capable Josephine Gordon.

Buckman Tavern takes a hike in trip as he makes his seasonal bow in the Doncaster Groundworks Handicap on Town Moor.

Last seen winning over a mile at Carlisle last September, Buckman Tavern races over an extended 14 furlongs this time - but the trip looks likely to suit on his pedigree.

Add into the mix the fact his trainer is Sir Mark Prescott, and you can make a reasonable case for the three-year-old despite some minor ground concerns.

Sporting Life Tips

DONCASTER: 1.20 Echo, 1.55 Full Verse, 2.30 She Believes, 3.05 Buckman Tavern, 3.40 Black Lotus, 4.15 Moss Gill, 4.50 Irreverent.

EPSOM: 2.00 Creationist, 2.35 Nyaleti, 3.10 Zaaki, 3.45 Blue De Vega, 4.30 MADHMOON (NAP), 5.15 Grandee, 5.50 Spanish City.

HEXHAM: 1.30 Melody Of Scotland, 2.05 No Hassle Hoff, 2.40 Green Etoile, 3.15 Solid Strike, 3.50 Oscar Nomination, 4.45 Black Kettle, 5.20 Witness.

LINGFIELD: 5.45 Ahfad, 6.15 Final Rock, 6.45 Probable Cause, 7.15 Nahaarr, 7.45 Liam's Lass, 8.15 Voltaic, 8.45 Clem A.

MUSSELBURGH: 1.40 She Looks Like Fun, 2.15 Furzig, 2.50 Brian Epstein, 3.25 Calling The Wind, 4.00 Ice Gala, 4.55 Fairy Falcon, 5.30 Royal Cosmic.

NAVAN: 12.35 Air Force Jet, 1.05 Jungle Jungle, 1.35 Hasankey, 2.10 Construct, 2.45 Pearlman, 3.20 Luminent, 3.55 Case In Point.

STRATFORD: 6.00 Ruthless Article, 6.30 Wolfcatcher, 7.00 Red Hot Chilly, 7.30 Wells De Lune, 8.00 Too Much To Ask, 8.30 Zamparelli, 9.00 Marzano.

TRAMORE: 1.15 Dunbar, 1.50 Elusive Don, 2.25 Star Of Oscar, 3.00 Chestnut Brave, 3.35 Song Of The Sky, 4.10 Holly Flight, 4.40 Nicklass.

WORCESTER: 1.45 Lord Ballim, 2.20 Auld Sod, 2.55 Potterman, 3.30 Chasamax, 4.05 Theatrebar, 5.00 Legend Lady, 5.35 Moonlight Camp.

DOUBLE: Madhmoon and Zaaki.


Related horse racing links

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read Racing

Action from Windsor1

Monday's racing preview

David Clough heads to Windsor for his best bet of the day on Monday - he has a selection for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Blue Point pictured with James Doyle (left) and trainer Charlie Applenby (right)
2

Ascot hero Blue Point retired

Blue Point has been retired after his incredible Royal Ascot sprint double last week.

Vale Of Kent features among the horses to follow
3

Royal Ascot Eyecatchers

Matt Brocklebank picks out 10 eyecatchers from Royal Ascot who should be worth following for the remainder of the season.

Find out all the main markets movers and Sky Bet Price Boosts4

The Market Place

Baby Steps is popular under Oisin Murphy at Windsor this evening and we've rounded up all the main market movers and Sky Bet Price Boosts in one place.

Scroll down for today's Nap of the day5

Daily Nap: Born to run

The unpenalised Seaborn is fancied to win again on Tuesday by Matt Brocklebank.

Most Read Racing

Action from Windsor1

Monday's racing preview

David Clough heads to Windsor for his best bet of the day on Monday - he has a selection for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Blue Point pictured with James Doyle (left) and trainer Charlie Applenby (right)
2

Ascot hero Blue Point retired

Blue Point has been retired after his incredible Royal Ascot sprint double last week.

Vale Of Kent features among the horses to follow
3

Royal Ascot Eyecatchers

Matt Brocklebank picks out 10 eyecatchers from Royal Ascot who should be worth following for the remainder of the season.

Find out all the main markets movers and Sky Bet Price Boosts4

The Market Place

Baby Steps is popular under Oisin Murphy at Windsor this evening and we've rounded up all the main market movers and Sky Bet Price Boosts in one place.

Scroll down for today's Nap of the day5

Daily Nap: Born to run

The unpenalised Seaborn is fancied to win again on Tuesday by Matt Brocklebank.

Next Race Off

16:15 Southwell
3
(0)
Buck Dancing
J: R P McLernon
10
(0)
Pottlereaghexpress
J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
9
(0)
For Jim
J: B S Hughes
7
(0)
Kildaven Spider
J: Henry Brooke
11
(0)
Taras Day
J: Patrick Cowley
14
(0)
Simply Lucky
J: Billy Garritty
1
(0)
Market Road
J: Adam Wedge
4
(0)
Baby Ted
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
2
(0)
Indian Native
J: Mr J Brace
15
(0)
Agent Louise
J: Lorcan Murtagh
8
(0)
Howlongisafoot
J: Tom Cannon
12
(0)
Rollercoster
J: L Treadwell
6
(0)
Karapiro Boy
J: Jamie Hamilton

Racing Tips

Action from Windsor

Monday's racing preview

David Clough heads to Windsor for his best bet of the day on Monday - he has a selection for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Scroll down for today's Nap of the day

Daily Nap: Born to run

The unpenalised Seaborn is fancied to win again on Tuesday by Matt Brocklebank.

A view of Uttoxeter racecourse

Our best bets

Check out Sporting Life's best bets across racing, football and more.