Saturday, 7th June
Toms Racing Tips
Following on from last year, we are delighted to announce that we are featuring Horse racing tips from Channel Four Racing presenter, Tom Lee.
2014 Epsom Derby Betting - Australia Claims Famous Success
The 2014 Epsom Derby will see some of the the leading three-year-old colts take their place in the Classic and it's the Aidan O'Brien trained Australia who is currently heading the betting for the contest.
However, the betting markets are sure to fluctuate as we get closer to the contest with punters looking to find an alternative to the favourite. One of those could be Kingston Hill who was a top juvenile for Roger Varian and is likely to enjoy every inch of the Derby trip after finishing in midfield on his last start in the 2000 Guineas.
The final list Epsom Derby Runners is looking particularly strong this year with Aidan O'Brien set to be mob handed for the big race with Geoffrey Chaucer and Orchestra also set to run for the trainer with every chance of going well. The master of Ballydoyle is clearly targeting the race this year and it will be fascinating to see how his charges fair on the Epsom Downs.
Epsom Derby Information
The Epsom Derby is one of the oldest and most famous horse races in the World and is the most popular flat race in the English Racing calendar and Epsom Derby betting is one of the busiest days of the year for bookmakers across the country. Dating back to 1661 it takes place at Epsom Downs Racecourse on the first Saturday in June each year and is the third classic of the English Flat Racing season. Run over a distance of 1mile 4 furlongs, the race tests the athleticism and pedigree of the best three year old thoroughbred colts from across Europe and it is no surprise with a prize fund of over 1.25 million up for grabs.
Down the years, many famousDerby Runners have entered the Epsom winners enclosure with names such as 2009 winner, Sea The Stars, Nijinsky, Nashwan, Galileo and the the brilliant Shergar all coming home first in this Group One Classic.
Betting is synonymous with the Epsom Derby as millions of people look to increase their interest in this fantastic sporting spectacle with a bet and hopefully making some money in the process by backing the winner and such is the competitive nature of the race, Derby odds tend to be competitive, giving the punters plenty of opportunities to find some value bets.
Epsom Derby Form 2014
Trying to find the winner of the Epsom Dery is a tricky assignment for even the best form students with so many factors and unknowns to take in to consideration. Assessing the best form of these three year olds' is getting more difficult every year and its not making betting on the Epsom Derby any easier. In the past there was the many trials leading up to the race which gave a big guide as to which horse was at the top of its' game and had traine don well from its two year old season the previous year.
However, what is happening more often is that the main trainers are doing most of their preparation at home and not running in the Derby trials, with many opting for just the one prep race or in many cases sending their horses straight to Epsom. In our Epsom Derby Form review we will be giving as much latest news to assist in selecting the winner as possible from the pick of the two year old form through to the leading fancies based on known form from the early season trials right through to the pedigree of the winners as many are the progeny of previous Derby winners.
Epsom Derby Betting Tips
When suggesting an Epsom Derby Bet, make sure you consider the leading fancies from the top stables as they have a great record in the race and know that once again will been sending their best runners to take their chance in the race. This will help draw up your shortlist and you could do worse than concerntrate on the Michael Stoute and Aidan O'Brien runners, both of whom having won the race between them a number of times in the last few years. For a more detailed overview of picking the Derby winner just view our Epsom Derby Tips.
Epsom Downs Racecourseis the home of the Derby and the race has been run there since 1661. A fantistic racing venue and one steeped in history it is the one venue that leading jockeys, trainers and owners will all aspire to win at.
The course itself is a very challenging left handed undulating track with many bends and a run in of four furlongs which makes it one of the toughest tests in the world of flat racing.