2013 Epsom Derby Betting Preview
This Saturday Epsom Downs plays host to the United Kingdom’s richest horse race and one of the most prestigious races in the world – the Epsom Derby.
All the talk in the lead-up to the 2013 Epsom Derby has been dominated by Godolphin colt Dawn Approach who is expected to continue his rise to equine superstardom by winning the second leg of the Triple Crown.
Dawn Approach is on top of the 2013 Epsom Derby betting market and is currently available at odds of 6/5.
He is followed by Aidan O’Brien-trained Battle of Marengo (5/1), German colt Ocovango (7/1) and Chester Vase winner Ruler of the World (8/1).
Dawn Approach is clearly the horse to beat but is there another colt that can cause an Epsom Derby upset? Our team of horse racing experts have analysed the field and come up with our 2013 Epsom Derby tips.
2013 Epsom Derby Form Guide Facts
- The 2012 Epsom Derby was won by Aidan O’Brien-trained Camelot who was ridden by Joseph O’Brien.
- O’Brien has five horses in the 2013 Epsom Derby field and Joseph will ride Battle of Marengo.
- Battle of Marengo, Chopin, Dawn Approach, Mirsaale, Ocovango and Ruler of the World are all last start winners.
- Mirsaale is the only horse in the field to have previously won at Epsom Downs.
- Dawn Approach is the only Group 1 winner in the field.
- Dawn Approach, Ruler of the World and Ocovango are all undefeated.
- Dawn Approach and Mars are backing up from the 2000 Guineas.
- Dawn Approach is aiming to win the second leg of the Triple Crown.
2013 Epsom Derby Trifecta Tip
Dawn Approach (6/5) from Battle of Marengo (5/1) and Ruler of the World (8/1)
Dawn Approach is an extremely classy colt and despite doubts over his ability to handle the Derby trip is still the horse to beat. The New Approach colt has been flawless throughout his racing career and his effortless five length victory in the 2000 Guineas stamped him as racing’s newest superstar. Even if he doesn’t run out the distance of the Derby completely he still appears to have several lengths up his sleeve from his nearest rivals. The doubts over his staying ability mean he is now out to a very backable price, which should be taken advantage of.
If Dawn Approach blows up Battle of Marengo appears to be the horse best placed to take advantage. The Galileo colt has won his last five race starts and although he hasn’t been overly impressive continues to get the job done with workmanlike performances. He is bred to handle the Derby trip and he is a safe bet to finish in the top three.
The lightly raced Ruler of the World will be having just his third race start in the 2013 Epsom Derby. The Aidan O’Brien-trained colt was very impressive in the Group 3 Chester Vase and appears to have the turn of foot required to win an English classic. Although it’s hard to see him beating Dawn Approach at his current odds he is the best each-way bet in the field.
You can find the best 2013 Epsom Derby odds at Bet365.