Monday's Epsom best bets and racing tips: Fast Steps can hit the mark

Off to Epsom for the Bank Holiday racing on Monday, August 29 and the Planet Sport tipsters having some cracking selections up their sleeves.

Nothing better than a Bank Holiday Monday on Epsom Downs watching the racing. Perhaps we can make your day even better with some winners.

Here's a quick run through of our selections for Monday's races, you can view the results and the racecards by using the Planet Sport live centre. There's a bit more detail on our three main highlights below the list of tips.


14:05 (Epsom) Bonita B

14:40 (Epsom) Chartwell House

15:15 (Epsom) Larado

15:50 (Epsom) Fast Steps

16:25 (Epsom) Arenas Del Tiempo

17:00 (Epsom) Sly Madam

17:35 (Epsom) King Of Jungle

15:15 (Epsom) Larado

Larado can return refreshed in the Garden Cider Elite Handicap at Epsom.

A six-length winner at the home of the Derby last September, Larado had a busy time of it in June, running creditably three times before looking a shadow of himself at Nottingham in July.

His rider reported he needed a break in the subsequent stewards' enquiry that day and Mick Appleby has duly given him a month on the sidelines, with Larado expected to be all the better for it.

15:50 (Epsom) Fast Steps

Rod and Patrick Millman can team up to good effect with Fast Steps in the Garden Cider Amateurs' Derby Handicap.

The horse and rider have finished second twice and won once in their three outings together, giving every confidence they can hit the mark again in this contest.

Saratoga Gold should be respected following victories, as is Thibault, who returns to this sphere having enjoyed a success over hurdles.

16:25 (Epsom) Arenas Del Tiempo

Arenas Del Tiempo is another with proven course form ahead of the Garden Cider Handicap.

She did not appear to stay a mile and a half on the Kempton all-weather on her most recent run, so it makes sense to drop back to 10 furlongs here.

Tartan Chief is capable of being involved at the business end, while handicap debutant Change Of Fortune is worth monitoring in the market.

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