1st June Derby tips and preview

Great day yesterday with another double on the day and good to find the 9/1 winner of the Oaks, that double made it the 3rd one this week, so in great form and hopefully can add to it further today with another couple.


2.30 1m2f Class 3 Fillies Handicap – Vivionn 10/11

Very well bred daughter of Dubawi whose a world class sire and out of a Giant Causeway mare who is also is a top class sire, full brother Ispolini is a Group 3 Meydan winner over 1m6f. Vivionn has already showed plenty of speed winning over 7 furlongs and she improved again recently when upped in trip to a mile at Chelmsford, she only goes up 3lb for that victory and again should see more improvement with this extra 2 furlong trip today. Trainer Sir Michael Stoute is in incredible form with 12 winners from 22 runners the last 2 weeks, an awesome 55% strike rate which also reflects on his season with a huge 29% strike rate and +£27.99 LSP, he also has a fantastic record at Doncaster the last 5 years with a 35% strike rate and +£47.95 LSP, he sends just the one there today.


4.30 1m4f Derby Group 1 – Telecaster 5/1

Was 2nd to a race experienced Bangkok on debut at Doncaster taking the eye, he not only confirmed that promise NTO but stormed clear at Windsor in one of the best visual performances this season to win by 9 lengths with the 3 behind winning or should of won NTO confirming the form, that earned him a shot at the Dante where he beat champion 2yo Too Darn Hot taking his form to another level with his best work in the finish pulling away with ears pricked looking like further will also bring out more, that form alone is the strongest for me and shown he’ll love today’s fast ground, also proved in that race he takes left handed bends well, a little concerned the Epsom bend may be a bit tough with him being quite leggy but his dam took to it well when 2nd in the Oaks and he shown good balance prior so time will tell but if he does, I’m pretty sure he’s the one they have to beat.


4.55 5f Class 3 Handicap – Fairy Falcon 3/1

Big negative in the market ATM but looking very well in on last years performances and on breeding, she won very easily at Thirsk smashing the field apart on just her 2nd start with the majority of the field winning since boosting the form which prompted a shot at a Listed race at Ayr where she blew the start and had many in running problems but finished very well and should of been a lot closer than the 2 and a half length loss went down as, that performance needs marking up a lot and the winner Intense Romance now a 104 rated mare shows Fairy Falcon’s mark of 88 is very exploitable on that performance plus is half sister to Alpha Delphini and Tangerine Trees both excellent sprinters that improved with age giving FF a big boost going into her 4yo career very unexposed with just the 3 runs to her name. As previously mentioned a big negative in the market so maybe not fit, but hard to pass on in a race like this with all her positives.

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