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Racing experts reveal their Derby tips

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It’s the most important day of the Flat season as the stars line up for the Investec Derby at Epsom.
Award-winning horse racing journalists Marcus Townend, David Carr and Nick Robson exclusively spoke to VBET with their best bets in the premier Classic:


“I like HIGHLAND CHIEF. He came from a long way back to win the Golden Gates Handicap at Royal Ascot.
“In doing so, he showed a tremendous turn of foot, and he’s got stamina in his pedigree.
“He’s got some decent two-year-old form, as well. I think he’s a decent value bet.”


I think the most likely winner is ENGLISH KING. He looked a class act when he won the Derby Trial at Lingfield.
“He’s drawn in stall one, but that shouldn’t be a problem given the way he’s ridden – and the fact he’s ridden by the master in Frankie Dettori.
“I think English King is the one to beat.”


“The one I like at a massive 50-1 is AMHRAN NA BHFIANN.
“He’s Aidan O’Brien’s third or fourth string, depending on how you view William Buick as a jockey booking.
“He’s a brother to Was, who won the Oaks at a huge price herself. I think he’s a great price each-way to make the frame.”