|Tuesday 15th May 2019|
Early Potential Epsom Derby Winners
The flat season is now in full swing, with the Derby now just a few months away. There are plenty of clues that are likely to be made in the coming weeks, but who are some of the most likely winners at this early stage?
Too Darn Hot
There is a strong chance that he will not take part in this race as he looks all about speed. However, if he did take his chance then the Champion two year old would likely be sent off the favourite. This is due to the fact he was rated the highest two year old since Frankel, which gives an indication of his ability. He is a general 6/1 chance for the Epsom race, but has had an early season injury, that has already ruled him out of his intended target in the 2000 Guineas. However, he is going to be a major player wherever he races this season, and punters are already looking to get the bet365 bonus code to support him.
He appears to be the leading horse from the Aiden O’Brien stable for the race, which means he is going to be a popular selection for many. Following a debut defeat, he followed this up with two victories, that included a victory over a shorter priced stablemate in Mount Everest. He stayed on powerfully and looks likely to improve greatly for a further step up in trip. He rates another live contender at this early stage, from a stable with a remarkable record in the race. He is a general 7/1 shot at present.
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Similar to Too Darn Hot, he is trained by John Gosden, who has had a lot of success in the race in recent years. He landed a big gamble on his only start at two, when routing the field at Chelmsford. He rates a very exciting prospect and is one to keep on side moving forward. He is likely to make his next start in the Dante at York in May. He can also be supported for the Derby at a best priced 12/1.
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The Andrew Balding trained son of Australia looks a really exciting horse and even potential Derby winner. His sire of course landed the 2014 Epsom Derby in impressive style, so he is bred to be a champion. He is owned by the thriving King Power Racing, who have made a remarkable start to the current campaign. He was a very impressive recent winner of the classic trial at Sandown, so is another horse who could play a key role in the Derby. He can be supported at a best priced 16/1 for the race.