Friday's Oaks tips: Who is going to win the Epsom fillies' Classic?

Planet Sport tipsters pick out their best bets for the Oaks at Epsom on Friday, June 3rd.

Planet Sport tipsters love a Festival, especially as they have a good nose for sniffing out a winner too. Cheltenham was a bumper week of success for the our team in the know, some of them are still counting their winnings. How will they fare at Epsom?

Here's a quick run through of who they all fancy for Friday's Oaks, the second oldest race of the five Classics, you can also get all the latest racecards and results by visiting the Planet Sport live centre.

Emily Upjohn - Pete Farries (Planet Sport tipster)

I'm afraid to say I'm going to have to go with the favourite Emily Upjohn, with Frankie Dettori on board this John Gosden runner.

It's a correct favourite, it will go on to win. Look at the form lines, won a Class 5 in Wolverhampton back in November, moved to Class 4 in April, won that, and then won the Musidora Stakes by five and a half lengths.

It's a serious, serious horse this one. She won't be defeated.

Emily Upjohn - Tom Reed (Racing writer)

I've been a fan of Emily Upjohn from the very start and I'm not going to ditch the filly that oozes class now.

The Sea The Stars filly has won her last two races at the combined winning distance of 15 lengths and couldn't have been more impressive last time out in the Musidora at York.

Gosden trained, with Dettori on board. I can't see past this.

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

Blah blah Emily Upjohn blah blah, she probably will win, but I'm looking for something with a bigger price. A go on the dodgems at the Epsom fair ain't cheap and a pint in The Derby Arms opposite the track is eye-wateringing expensive, even when there's no racing on. So I need the cash.

Tuesday and Concert Hall have caught my eye, both nudging 10/1 and could drift a little on the day. Tuesday is an O'Brien horse with two-time Derby winner Ryan Moore in the saddle, finished third in the Newmarket 1,000 Guineas and second in the Curragh version of the same race. She could go one better in this Classic.

But I think I'll go with another of O'Brien's in Concert Hall. Third behind Tuesday and the winner Homeless Songs in the Irish 1,000 Guineas, won at Navan in April and she should enjoy the step up in trip over the Downs track.

Emily Upjohn - Jonathan Doidge (Planet Sport tipster)

O'Brien has an excellent record in the race and has more than one contender once again but I fancy the favourite Emily Upjohn to prevail.

I was at York last month when she won the Group 3 Musidora in fine style and the visual impression she left was strong.

John Gosden told me after that race that she is exuberant but not in a negative way and if she can settle even better, which he expects her to do race-on-race, she will prove significantly better than we have already seen. Gosden is not a man given to hyperbole and his confidence in her was significant.

Those looking for an each-way alternative at a price could do worse than side with Concert Hall who looks a value bet if you can get the 8/1 that is still available. I really liked that Irish 1,000 Guineas effort and she may be able to turn the tables with Tuesday now that both step up to this trip for the first time.

Thoughts Of June e/w - Tom Reed (Racing writer)

All can have cases made for them but Cheshire Oaks winner Thoughts Of June looks a lively outsider who likes to make the running.

That Cheshire Oaks win showed guts and tenacity on soft ground over one mile, three and a half furlongs which is no mean feat. The omens are all there for Thoughts Of June at a huge price.

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