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Saturday’s ITV Racing Tips – Through the card tips on Epsom Derby day

  • ITV Racing will screen six live races from Epsom on Saturday
  • The Epsom Oaks will be the first Classic on the card
  • The Epsom Derby is the main event of the afternoon
  • Viewers will take in two further pattern races in the Queen Elizabeth and Surrey Stakes
  • The Woodcote Stakes and Investec Handicap also feature
  • We have tips for all six ITV races here
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Epsom Downs racecourse. (Getty)

We take a look through the card for the Epsom Derby Festival and provide readers with our ITV Racing tips for Saturday 4th July.

Saturday marks one of the most important days on the British sporting calendar, as a talented field of colts battle it out in the world-renowned Epsom Derby. In 2020, the Epsom Oaks will be run on the same day as the Derby, meaning ITV Racing viewers will get to watch two prestigious Classic races on Saturday afternoon.

I’ve taken a look at each of the six live races coming to us from Epsom this Saturday and picked out my ITV Racing tips.

Saturday’s ITV Racing Schedule


Race Time
Race Title
1:50pmInvestec Woodcote EBF Stakes (Class 2) 6f
2:25pmInvestec Surrey Stakes (Listed Race) 7f
3:00pmInvestec Handicap (Class 2) 1m2f
3:40pmInvestec Oaks (Group 1) (Fillies) 1m4f
4:15pmPrincess Elizabeth Stakes (Group 3) 1m½f
4:55pm Investec Derby (Group 1) 1m4f

ITV Racing Tips


Race 1 – Woodcote Stakes Tips


Pinatubo claimed victory in this race 12 months ago, and I think the boys in blue will be celebrating again, as MODERN NEWS holds the most appeal.

Charlie Appleby's charge won a strong maiden during the Guineas Festival last month. Modern News was then well-beaten back in fifth behind Battleground in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot, but this is a much weaker race and he should be too strong for his rivals.

Race 2 – Surrey Stakes Tips


Oh This Is Us2:25pm Epsom Investec Surrey Stakes (Listed Race) 7fGET 13/2 HERE
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Safe Voyage holds a firm grip on the betting for this Listed race, but I think there's value in taking him on with fellow seven-year-old, OH THIS IS US.

Richard Hannon's stalwart has won plenty of races over a mile, but I've always thought seven was his best trip. Ryan Moore's mount ran reasonably well behind Marie's Diamond at Newmarket last month and - although he hasn't managed to win - two narrow defeats in the Group Three Diomed Stakes suggests he handles the tricky track at Epsom very well.

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Oh This Is Us (left) finishing second to Zaaki in the 2019 Diomed Stakes. (Getty)

Race 3 – Investec Handicap Tips


Caradoc3:00pm Epsom Investec Handicap (Class 2) 1m2fGET 6/1 HERE
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I tipped Desert Icon when he bolted up at Newmarket last weekend, and William Haggas’ charge has every chance of following up with another win. I do, however, feel he might not be suited by the track at Epsom, and would rather place my faith in the ultra-consistent CARADOC.

Ed Walker’s star ended last season with an excellent victory in the £44k Dubai Duty Free Handicap at Newbury, coming home strongly to beat a decent field by half-a-length. Caradoc is up to a career-high mark of 100, but I still think there’s more to come from this hardy handicapper and I think he’ll relish the unique challenges posed by Epsom Downs racecourse.

Race 4 – Epsom Oaks Tips


Find out who we think will come out on top in the first of Saturday’s Classics in our full preview of the Epsom Oaks.

If you want to watch the race live on your mobile or tablet, have a look at our Epsom Oaks Live Streaming page.

Race 5 - Princess Elizabeth Stakes Tips


I’m not convinced that Cloak Of Spirits really relishes a mile, and I have my reservations about whether Summer Romance and Rose Of Kildare will stand up to the scrutiny over this trip at Epsom.

Everything looks set for FOORAAT to build on the immense promise she’s shown on her two all-weather starts to date, and Roger Varian’s filly looks my best bet of the day at 9/4.

I picked Fooraat out as a possible outsider to back in the Oaks, such was the impressive nature of her reappearance victory at Chelmsford. Out of a two-time Group One winning mare - trained by Varian himself - and a full sister to another multiple Group One winner in Benbatl, there’s no doubting Fooraat is bred to succeed at the very highest level. This could just be the first step on her journey to the big-time.

Race 6 – Epsom Derby Tips


Read our full preview of the 2020 Epsom Derby to see which colt we’re tipping to come out on top in Saturday’s final ITV Racing race.

If you want to watch the race live on your mobile or tablet, have a look at our Epsom Derby Live Streaming page.

Epsom Derby Festival FAQs

When is the 2020 Epsom Derby Festival?

The Epsom Derby Festival will be run on Saturday 4th July in 2020.

What races will be run during the Epsom Derby Festival?

In 2020, witht Epsom Oaks and the Epsom Derby will be run on the same day, Saturday 4th July.

Where can I watch the Epsom Derby Festival?

The six major races on Epsom Derby day will be shown live on ITV Racing.

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