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ITV Racing Tips - Friday's tips on Oaks Day at Epsom

  • We've published our tips for all of Friday's ITV Racing races
  • Viewers have five races to watch from Epsom on Friday 4th June
  • The Epsom Oaks headlines Friday's televised action
  • Irish Admiral, Oscula and Japan feature in our best bets
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Japan (left) winning the Ormonde Stakes at Chester. (Getty)
Jon Vine 02 Jun 2021
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ITV Racing viewers will take in the second fillies' Classic of the season on Friday, as a strong field takes part in the 2021 Epsom Oaks. Racing fans have five races to watch in total from Epsom on Friday, including the Group One Coronation Cup.

Let's dive straight into Friday's ITV Racing tips on Oaks day.

Friday's ITV Racing Schedule


Time
Track
Title
2:00pm Epsom Cazoo Woodcote EBF Stakes (Conditions Race) (GBB Race) 6f
2:35pm Epsom Coral 'Beaten By A Length' Free Bet Handicap (Class 2) 1m½f
3:10pm Epsom Coral Coronation Cup (Group 1) (British Champions Series) 1m4f
3:45pm Epsom Cazoo Handicap (Class 2) 1m2f
4:30pm Epsom Cazoo Epsom Oaks (Group 1) (British Champions Series) 1m4f

ITV Racing Tips - Friday 4th June


Race 1 - Woodcote Stakes Tips


Ebro River became first-season sire, Galileo Gold's his first stakes winner at Sandown last week, and another of his progeny, OSCULA could be worth backing at an each-way price here.

Having finished third on debut at Kempton, George Boughey's youngster made all to win at Brighton - a left-handed, turning, undulating course which has many similarities with Epsom. Boughey's juveniles have been in fantastic form this season, and Oscula has been drawn perfectly in stall two.

Race 2 - Coral Free Bet Handicap Tips


IRISH ADMIRAL was well-backed in the build-up to his outing at York last time out. Kevin Stott's mount tanked into contention from the rear, but couldn't sustain his challenge, going down by two lengths in the end.

Both of his previous wins have come on turning, left-handed tracks, so he should be suited by the challenges of Epsom. Irish Admiral has only been upped a pound to 96, and this drop in distance is likely to suit.

Race 3 - Coronation Cup Tips


Japan3:10pm Epsom Coral Coronation Cup (Group 1) (British Champions Series) 1m4fGET 10/3 HERE
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Al Aasy has been very impressive on both his starts this season and you can see why punters have latched onto William Haggas' four-year-old in the Coronation Cup. However, lining up in opposition are a pair of brothers from Ballydoyle who're much more experienced at the highest level, and I'm going to take the favourite on with the elder of the two siblings, JAPAN.

Japan handled Epsom really well when he ran in the Derby back in 2019, and I was expecting Aidan O'Brien's charge to star at the highest level last season. Yet, Japan never seemed right throughout the whole campaign, with a third-place finish in the Coral Eclipse the best result he could muster.

On his reappearance at Chester, Japan looked much more like his old self, staying on well to beat Trueshan in the Ormonde Stakes. Ryan Moore has decided to ride Japan over Mogul, which must mean connections feel he has improved for that run at Chester, and I fancy he'll take all the beating on Friday.

Race 4 - Cazoo Handicap Tips


HMS President E/W3:45pm Epsom Cazoo Handicap (Class 2) 1m2fGET 7/1 HERE
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I fancy an each-way punt on HMS PRESIDENT, who ran on gamely to win a competitive handicap at Windsor under top-weight on his latest outing. Eve Johnson Houghton's charge was competitive in with some classy operators at three, and has only been upped four pounds for that impressive, weight-carrying victory. He can challenge again under William Buick.

Race 5 - Epsom Oaks Tips


Read our full guide to the 2021 Epsom Oaks and see who we're backing against favourite Santa Barbara.

If you plan on watching this Classic via your mobile or tablet, then check out our Epsom Oaks Live Streaming page.
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