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Ed Quigley Weekend Watch - Saturday, June 1

Ed is back with his final-ever Weekend Watch, with three selections for Derby Day at Epsom.

2:00pm Epsom - Breege (Each-Way)

BREEGE has been hitting the crossbar in recent races, and gets another opportunity to get back in the winner’s enclosure here.

She hasn’t won since her debut, but looks like an each-way play for this race arriving on the back of an excellent performance when beaten a head at Goodwood.

This extended 1m with a bit if cut in the ground looks perfect for the four-year-old, who can run a massive race for the John and Sean Quinn team.

Jason Hart takes the ride, and she looks to have solid claims of getting involved at the business end of proceedings.

It’s a fairly wide-open race on paper, so Breege gets the nod from me.

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Breege (Each-Way)

2:00pm Epsom

2:35pm Epsom - Epictetus (Each-Way)

EPICTETUS blows hot and cold, but has a lot of ability, so has to be taken seriously for the John and Thady Gosden team.

It is likely that he needed his run on the comeback trail at Ascot recently, but if on song, he is a danger to everyone here, as he showed when winning a Group 3 at Glorious Goodwood last season, causing a minor upset in the process of doing so.

It is also worth noting that Epictetus has winning form at the venue, so we know that the idiosyncrasies of Epsom’s layout don’t hold any fears for the four-year-old.

Any rain around won’t be an issue for Epictetus who handles plenty of give underfoot, and with eight horses declared, he looks to have solid each-way claims in doing so.

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Epictetus (Each-Way)

2:35pm Epsom

3:45pm Epsom - One Night Stand (Each-Way)

This will be fast and furious, as the Epsom ‘Dash’ rolls into town.

ONE NIGHT STAND hasn’t been firing on all cylinders lately, but must be respected for the Saffie Osborne and Scott Dixon combination.

His last couple of runs have been lacklustre, but you would imagine that he will be primed for this race, and based on his run in this contest 12 months ago, he has to come into the equation.

In last year’s renewal, he was beaten just over a length into fifth off a BHA rating of 92, so tucked in here off a 2lb lower mark this time around sees him looking attractively handicapped.

If he can ping the gates from Stall 10, he could easily get a lot of his rivals in trouble and rates an each-way bet here.

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One Night Stand (Each-Way)

3:45pm Epsom

Ed’s Antepost Selections:

Forest Fairy (Each-Way) @ 8/1, Epsom Oaks (Tipped 28/05/24)

Ancient Wisdom (Each-Way) @ 5/1, Epsom Derby (Tipped 28/05/24)

Firefox @ 14/1, Arkle Challenge Trophy, Cheltenham Festival (Tipped 14/03/24)

Monty’s Star @ 20/1, Cheltenham Gold Cup Cheltenham Festival (Tipped 14/03/24)

* Betting odds correct at the time of publication. All odds are subject to changes.

About Ed Quigley

Ed Quigley grew up just outside Cheltenham & spent over a decade with the Racing Post, where he was best known for his Longshot Column, RPTV and as a weekly columnist in the Racing & Football Outlook.

Now a Freelance Broadcaster and Journalist, he is a regular on Sky Sports Racing and Ladbrokes TV, amongst other things.

He will contribute his insight to and, of course, will be the go-to guy for all things Cheltenham Festival-related!

We have an Antepost Armchair article from Ed every Tuesday looking at the bigger picture and long-term plans for many horses. He also brings us his Weekend Watch on Friday, looking at the feast of action taking place over the weekend.

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Edward Quigley

Ed Quigley joins us weekly to provide his weekend watch tips and his long-term antepost armchair Monday column.