Connections of leading Investec Derby candidate Zawraq are expecting a competitive renewal of the Epsom Classic.
Although lacking an established star from the likes of Aidan O'Brien, any number of unexposed horses remain firmly in contention, among them the Dermot Weld-trained Zawraq.
Danny Tudhope is due to visit a specialist later today after injuring his thumb at Catterick on Friday evening.
Tudhope rode a winner at Newcastle on Friday afternoon before heading to Catterick for one mount aboard the David O'Meara-trained Bond Bombshell in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes.
Against all odds we've managed to claw back the -32pt deficit from earlier in the month to even now and I should perhaps batten down the hatches. But sometimes, fortune favours the brave. It is Saturday, there are stacks of cracking contests this after, and hopefully some value to be had on a very busy day in the den.
In big-field sprint handicaps at York the runners tend to race in arrowhead formation down the centre of the track, favouring those drawn in the middle.
Channel 4 Racing are covering no less than 9 excellent Saturday races this weekend, coming from Newmarket, York and Haydock. We’ve cast our eye over all of the contests in question and try to pinpoint the Likeliest Winner and the Dark Horse in the field..