Epsom Derby odds
It’s the most prestigious race of Britain’s flat season and it rivals Aintree’s Grand National in terms of popularity. The Epsom Derby is open to three-year-old males and is run over 1m4f. Given the calibre of the field that appear in the lucrative race, finding the winner from the Epsom Derby odds is often a tricky puzzle to solve.
Look at the trials for some help within the Epsom Derby odds
The Derby betting is always highly competitive and there are a number of trials that take place during April and May that can help punters decipher the Epsom Derby odds. The biggest is the Dante Stakes at York and the winner of this is typically installed as the favourite in the Epsom Derby odds. Other worthy trials to consider are the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial and even potentially the 2,000 Guineas, even though it is run over just 1m.
Back the favourites in the Epsom Derby odds
Although there have been three previous Derby winners that have landed the spoils at 100/1, it has paid to stick with the market leaders in the Epsom Oaks odds more recently. All of the last 11 winners have come from the first four in the Epsom Derby betting, while those priced at 6/1 or shorter often perform well. However, the actual favourite has struggled for victories, including Carlton House last year.
Looking ahead to the Epsom Derby odds for 2012, it is Camelot that dominates the betting. Camelot won the Racing Post Trophy as a two-year-old and comes from the successful yard of Aidan O’Brien. O’Brien is one of the more successful Derby trainers of recent years with two victories in the past decade.