All the essentials in one place on the eve of the Derby meeting
The Investec Derby meeting is looming, but it's another busy day of bread and butter racing. It can't be Classics all the time, can it?
Derby declarations are due around 10am and it will be interesting to see what the going at Epsom is like with rain forecast today.
Lingfield (first race 1.40)
Good to soft (GoingStick: 7.7 at 5.45 on Thursday). Rail movements: All races run on the Round course +4yds
Good to firm (GoingStick: 9.3 on Thursday at 6.00). Rail movements: R4, 5, 6 & 7 +5yds
Good to firm
Ffos Las (6.00)
Good (GoingStick: 7.9 on Thursday at 6.30)
3.20 Wolverhampton Secretario 4-1 (from 11-2)
5.00 Hamilton Mearing 9-2 (from 11-2)
5.20 Wolverhampton Scotch Myst 6-1 (from 15-2)
8.40 Chelmsford Dark Side Dream 8-1 (from 10)
9.10 Chelmsford Shan Dun Na Ngall 9-1 (from 16)
What to back
Alan Sweetman guides you through Fairyhouse's card and you can read his advice here.
What to read
Aidan O'Brien had concerns over the Epsom ground for Derby favourite Saxon Warrior but William Buick is positive about Oaks hope Wild Illusion. We also have a cracking interview with Dermot Weld, while the BHA has aroused George Margarson.
What to watch
Analyst Dave Orton has been busy; here's his horse-by-horse Oaks guide ...
... and his big-race 1-2-3 ...
More vids, remember, on our YouTube channel.
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It's such a shame soft is likely, almost certain, to appear in the going description at Epsom. These races – career-defining for horses, jockeys and trainers – should ideally be staged on a sound surface; we're not trying to find a Welsh National winner!
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