Our selections: 1335 PRINCESS ELIZABETH STAKES: ZURIGHA 8/1
1410 INVESTEC WEALTH & INVESTMENT HANDICAP: AIR PILOT 8/1
1445 INVESTEC DIOMED STAKES: GREGORIAN 11/4
1520 INVESTEC MILE HANDICAP: LLARNARMON LAD 12/1
1600 EPSOM OAKS: MADAME CHAING 16/1 & VOLUME e/w 20/1
1645: INVESTEC SURREY STAKES: THAT IS THE SPIRIT (evens)
This year’s Investec Oaks (In Memory Of Sir Henry Cecil) will be worth a record £523,800 and a total of 17 fillies will line up for the mile and a half fillies’ Classic at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 6. We’ll be taking on the market leaders; Marvelous, Tarfasha, Intimal and the one we like the most John Gosden’s Taghrooda (4/1) with jockey Paul Hanagan will be on board.
Further out Amazing Maria looks tempting at odds of 18-1. With Dettori, a smart two-year-old and the yard that has won it twice. Missed Guineas because of illness. Stamina doubt but may well have the class.
But our money is going on Madame Chaing and Volume. MADAME CHIANG 16-1Trainer D M Simcock Jockey W Buick Has won both starts, including the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes, over 1 mile 2½ furlongs, on her reappearance at York last month and may be open to significant improvement.
VOLUME E/W 20-1 Trainer L Cumani Jockey R Hughes Has made the frame in all five career starts, winning twice in her 2-y-o days, and made a promising reintroduction to action when third behind Cloudscape at Newmarket’s Craven meeting.