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ENGLISH RACING: The lady question can upset

Published:Friday | June 8, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Racing is on at Newmarket, Catterick, Bath and Market Rasen today.

Meanwhile, CAMELOT added his name to the Derby roll of honour last Saturday as Aidan O'Brien's red-hot favourite seduced a crowd of 130,000 at Epsom, including Queen Elizabeth on her Jubilee weekend.

CAMELOT never looked in danger of being a victim to the curse that had befallen three of the past four odds-on favourites in the Derby. O'Brien's lanky, baby-faced son Joseph riding with a poise and calm belying his 19 years, steered the 8-13 shot to a five-length win over MAIN SEQUENCE at 9-1.

The O'Brien-trained ASTROLOGY, who led the field round Tattenham Corner and into the famous straight, took third a short head away. With the success coming on top of his 2000 Guineas triumph at Newmarket, the way is now clear for CAMELOT to try to emulate NIJINSKY's 1970 feat of landing the Triple Crown. September's St Leger is now standing between him and turf immortality.

Today at Newmarket, we like the look of 12-1 ante-post chance THELADYQUESTION, now dropped in class with Jimmy Fortune aboard, to win the 17th race over seven furlongs at a good price. She's the only course and distance winner in the field and coming down from Group 3 company to 0-95 handicap, gets the nod over 3-1 favourite ESCAPE TO GLORY and ABLE MASTER (7-1) in a field of 12.

SELECT WRITER'S TIPS: (1(6) Prompter ((8) Cheworee (11) Wild Sauce (17) Theladyquestion(21) Thomas Chippendale (28) Red Lover.

Post time 7:45 a.m.