Mid-week betting tips: Marvellous can score hat-trick for O’Brien
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Mid-week betting tips: Marvellous can score hat-trick for O’Brien

FRIDAY

EPSOM DOWNS

1.35, PRINCESS ELIZABETH STAKES

1 MILE 114 YDS

Mango Diva can improve for her seasonal reappearance where she was a creditable fourth to Ambivalent at York. Sir Michael Stoute has a near 30 per cent strike rate with horses making their second appearance this season and she can reverse recent form with Odeliz.

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Ryan Moore is scheduled to ride this daughter of Holy Roman Emperor and having won on her before the combination look sure to go well again.

4.00, INVESTEC OAKS (IN MEMORY OF SIR HENRY CECIL)

1 M 4 F 10YDS

Marvellous has been all the rage for this since her excellent win in the Irish 1000 Guineas. She was held up by Ryan Moore before delivering a devastating turn of foot to see off the gallant and consistent Lightning Thunder. She is bred to see out this extra couple of furlongs and she can give Aiden O’Brien a third win in this race since the turn of the millennium.