Timeform UK SmartPlays: Saturday, June 3

The 2017 Derby looks one of the most open in recent memory
The 2017 Derby looks one of the most open in recent memory
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Timeform pick out three bets from Derby day at Epsom...


Laugh Aloud - Epsom 14:35

Laugh Aloud could hardly have been more impressive when winning a listed race at Goodwood four weeks ago, forging clear of a useful yardstick in the closing stages and defying a penalty for her earlier listed victory at Newmarket in doing so. That form leaves her 6 lb clear of the field on Timeform ratings here and, with the possibility of more to come after just eight starts, Laugh Aloud is fancied to see off the attentions of Czabo and can take this step up in class in her stride under William Buick.

Oh This Is Us - Epsom 15:10

Oh This Is Us shaped better than the bare result when successful on his most recent outing in a listed race at Haydock, enduring a troubled passage as the field entered the final furlong and doing extremely well in the circumstances to win as comfortably as he did. He certainly showed enough to suggest he is worth a try in this higher grade and can resume his progress here with a defeat of Here Comes When, who looks sure to be involved if arriving in the same form as when winning at York last month.

Cliffs of Moher - Epsom 16:30

Cliffs of Moher was only workmanlike when winning his most recent outing in the Dee Stakes at Chester three weeks ago, but this will have been his primary target all along and he is likely to have derived plenty from that experience. The step up to this trip is also expected to see him in an even better light and, with the booking of Ryan Moore suggesting he is the number one contender from Ballydoyle, Cliffs of Moher shades the vote from Cracksman and can give trainer Aidan O'Brien a sixth Derby victory.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:
(All from Epsom)

Win back Laugh Aloud in the 14:35
Win back Oh This Is Us in the 15:10
Win back Cliffs of Moher in the 16:30


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