Saturday's Derby tips: Best bets for the Epsom Classic

The Epsom Derby is the greatest Flat race on earth and the Planet Sport tipsters have their top tips ready for the main event on Saturday, June 4.

The Derby is the prestige event in the Flat racing calendar, the one all the owners, trainers and jockeys want to win. It's also one of the biggest betting races for the punters too.

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

Star Of India - Pete Farries (Planet Sport tipster)

My selection isn't going to be Desert Crown, even though he's going to be very hard to beat.

I'm going for Star Of India, for Aidan O'Brien. This is a yard who know how to get it done when it comes to the Derby.

Star Of India was brilliant when winning the Dee Stakes in May at Chester, and I thought had a lot more in the tank. It's the one for me.

Piz Badile (e/w) - Jonathan Doidge (Planet Sport tipster)

Aside from the fact that no favourite has won the Derby since Golden Horn in 2015, everything points to a win for the market leader Desert Crown.

His profile is one of an unexposed colt who has won one of the Derby's premier trials in good style. If he shows similar improvement here he will be very difficult to beat.

Some of those recent winners' SPs have been 40/1, 25/1 and 16/1 twice, so before you put a line through runners of that price, have a think about who might be able to take a big step up on previous form.

For me, that could be Piz Badile, who is an each-way price at around 10/1, has a great big race pilot up in Frankie Dettori. He already has strong form to his name and the potential for quite a bit better now stepping up to 1m4f.

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

This son of Frankel won at Sandown in April and has been kept fresh for the Derby ever since. He's got a good draw and at that price is worth an each-way shout.

Big price winners are a thing at the Derby, and it feels as though that Platinum Jubilee weekend deserves it. Especially as The Queen will have her feet up watching the race at home and not in the stands.

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