Sunday's Epsom racing tips: Saratoga Gold to strike again

Planet Sport tipsters are back in Surrey with some hot selections for the meeting at Epsom on Sunday, September 25.

Back on the Downs for some late season action across the famous rollercoaster of a racecourse. The race to watch out for is the 'win and you're in' Derby "Wild Card" EBF Conditions Stakes at 1415. A place in the famous Classic is at stake.

Don't forget, you can get all the latest racecards and results from Epsom by using the Planet Sport live centre, but first here's a quick list of our tips with some more detail on our highlighted horses below.


13:40 (Epsom) Look Back Smiling

14:15 (Epsom) Castle Way

14:50 (Epsom) Bad Company

15:25 (Epsom) Saratoga Gold

16:00 (Epsom) Nobel

16:30 (Epsom) Tribal Wisdom

17:05 (Epsom) Hodler

14:15 (Epsom) Castle Way

Castle Way could throw his name into the Classic equation with victory in the Derby "Wild Card" EBF Conditions Stakes.

Another juvenile from the Charlie Appleby powerhouse, Castle Way is certainly bred to be a champion as an Almanzor half-brother to Palace Pier, who cost 425,000 guineas at the autumn sales last year.

He could not quite get the job done on his initial start at Newmarket, beaten a length and a quarter by his better-fancied stablemate Lenormand, with the reopposing Ndaawi a neck back in third.

Castle Way was very green that day though and showed the benefit of the run on his next start, when he overcame a momentary flat spot to eventually coast home by two lengths at Haydock.

The third has come out and won since, while the fourth has subsequently placed on his next run, so the form has a very solid look and Castle Way is the standout in a race that offers entry to the Derby itself.

14:50 (Epsom) Bad Company

Bad Company struck gold in the jump jockeys' iteration of the Derby and can follow up dropping back in the trip in the Stanley Wootton Handicap.

A winner over 10 furlongs at Newmarket in May, the five-year-old has only turned in one bad run for Jim Boyle all year and his consistency can reap rewards again.

15:25 (Epsom) Saratoga Gold

Saratoga Gold is already a 'Derby' winner having landed the amateur version here in August and bids to add another win in the apprentice version.

A winner at Newbury in mid-August, he reappeared on Bank Holiday Monday and duly showed his rivals a clean pair of heels in seeing off Thibault by two and a half lengths.

The handicapper has raised him 5lb for that, but his very capable rider here, Owen Lewis, receives that amount as his allowance and given we know Saratoga Gold goes on the track, he leads the way in the Darby Dennis Apprentices' Derby Handicap.

16:00 (Epsom) Nobel

Nobel is a fascinating contender as he returns to action in the Federation Of Bloodstock Agents Novice Stakes.

An 825,000 guineas purchase as a yearling, the son of Lope De Vega impressed with a smooth three-length success on his only start to date at Kempton in December.

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