2019 Epsom Derby Betting Tips – Sir Dragonet a Worthy Favourite?

Epsom Racing Tips

Having already won the Epsom Derby on six previous occasions, Aidan O’Brien is expected to saddle seven of the thirteen runners in the 2019 renewal. There will be some serious opposition to the Irish trainer and the hopes of the leading contenders are discussed below.

The 2019 Epsom Derby takes place on Saturday 1st June and there is no standout name in the betting, last year it was widely predicted that Saxon Warrior would stroll to victory after winning the 2000 Guineas, but he was beaten into fourth, with Masar taking the Derby crown.

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Sir Dragonet – 5/2

 Unraced as a 2-year-old, this Camelot colt won his easily won his initial maiden race at Tipperary back in April before scoring convincingly in the Chester Vase by eight lengths. His turn of foot that day reminded many experts of a similar performance by Shergar in 1981. Sir Dragonet is still inexperienced and has been supplemented for this race, but he could improve even further.

 

Broome – 9/2

As with Sir Dragonet, Broome is trained by Aidan O’Brien and has won both races this term including the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown. He seems to have improved from his 2-year-old days when he could win only one five races, and on his only visit to England, he could finish only six behind Phoenix Of Spain in the York Acomb Stakes.

 

Telecaster – 9/2

Another horse to be supplemented for the Derby, Telecaster did not race as a juvenile but has won the last two of his three races including the defeat of Too Darn Hot in the Dante Stakes. Both horses were well clear of the remainder that day. The Hugh Morrison trained colt may have improved from losing his first race back in March when beaten by Bangkok in a 10f maiden event at Doncaster back in March, and his performance at York suggests he will stay 1m4f. Latest Odds 5-1

 

Anthony Van Dyck – 13/2

After a very busy 2-year-old schedule during which he won three of seven races, this Aidan O’Brien colt won his only start this term when claiming the Lingfield Derby Trial by a workmanlike two and a half lengths. Sired by Galileo, Anthony Van Dyck will have no problem with the Derby distance but may just find one or two other quicker horses in this contest.

 

Japan – 9/1

Mentioned as one of the better Aidan O’Brien derby contenders, Japan was a well-beaten fourth in the Dante which prompted suggestions that he had not improved sufficiently from his juvenile days. Although this colt won his last two races last season, he was not expected to beat stable mate Mount Everest in the Beresford Stakes when scoring by a short head. Japan has much to find with Telecaster.

Bangkok – 9/1

Trained by Andrew Balding, Bangkok failed to win any of his three 2-year-old races but has claimed victory in both starts this term including beating Telecaster at Windsor and then prevailing in Sandown Classic Trial by nearly two lengths. He could be an interesting contender for King Power Racing and has proved his battling qualities this term.

 

Madhmoon – 10/1

This Irish colt beat Broome as a juvenile but has failed in two starts this term including a fourth-placed finish in the Newmarket 2,000 Guineas. Unraced over further than a mile, there are doubts as to whether he will stay this distance after his sire Dawn Approach was well beaten in the 2013 Derby behind Ruler Of The World and subsequently raced over a mile.

 

Epsom Derby Betting Tip

Sir Dragonet to win at 5/2 with William Hill.

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