Friday's Coronation Cup tips: Best bets for the Group One race at Epsom

Planet Sport tipsters get stuck into the Coronation Cup at Epsom on Friday, June 3. Who is going to win the Group 1 race?

The first day of The Derby Festival at Epsom is usually all about the Oaks, but there's another Group One race lurking on Friday in the form of the Coronation Cup (15:10).

The Coronation Cup has been on the racing calendar since 1902, and it's another Epsom favourite that has been dominated by Lester Piggott (nine wins) and trainer Aidan O'Brien (8).

Below are our tipsters' selections for the race, you can also get all the latest racecards and results by visiting the Planet Sport live centre.

Living Legend - Pete Farries (Planet Sport tipster)

My star pick is going to be the Mark Johnston runner Living Legend. I was so impressed by the win in the Magnolia Stakes, then went on to win at Newmarket. I think the price, at the moment, is way too big.

Much of the focus is will be on favourite and last year's winner Pyledriver, but it's hard to win this race in back-to-back years, even though St Nicholas Abbey did it three times in the early 2010s.

Living Legend is way too big of a price to ignore.

Manobo - Tom Reed (Racing writer)

There's no doubt that Pyledriver is a quality individual but also hasn't troubled the top three in his last couple of races.

Charlie Appleby's Manobo is in good form after wintering in the UAE. The four-year-old's form is over longer than Friday's trip but the gelding did beat subsequent Derby second Mojo Star on debut over a mile and two.

It might be a close one but if Pyledriver needs the run, Manobo's stamina could come to the fore.

Palavecino e/w - Scott Allen (Planet Sport editor and Epsom native)

Here's your crackers bet for the Coronation Cup, rank outsider Palavecino. A cheeky quid each-way, at a massive price, is really the only way to go here as he is highly unlikely to win. However, he's a front runner which should get the blood pumping if he's still in the mix in the final few furlongs.

He won a ten furlong handicap back in January, but this test will probably be too much. The Epsom track is a brute and has gobbled up much better horses than Palavecino...but you never know.

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