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Epsom Derby Picks –United Kingdom’s Premier Race Event

Posted by Alex Hankewicz on 5/31/2010 4:04:39 PM

As followers of the “Sport of Kings” in both the U.K. & North America are in the midst of the Triple Crown horse racing season. Across the pond on the same day as the Belmont Stakes (June 5th) one of the worlds most prestigious horse races is being run. That race, the Epsom Derby or "Darby" as it’s pronounced in England as many similarities to the Belmont Stakes: The distances are the same both at 1 ½ miles and it also features 3 –year olds. The wagering and purse money for this race is over Two million US dollars 1,450,000 pounds with a huge field of twenty runners. The Epsom Derby has been run continuously since 1781 throughout its illustrious history the race itself has transcended the sport to become one of the key events on the English social calendar.

  • What: Horse Betting
  • When: Saturday, June 5th
  • Where: Epsom Downs Racecourse Surrey England
  • Distance: 1 mile and 4 furlongs, that’s 1 ½ miles
  • Purse: $2,000,000 USD 1,450,000 Sterling Pound
  • Who: On Turf 3 Y/O Filly & Mares Thoroughbreds – Al Zir, Ammeer, At First Sight ,Averroes, Azmeel , Bullet Train, Bright Horizon, Cape Blanco, Chabal, Coordinated Cat, Gumnd, Hot Prospect, Jan Vermeer, Midas Touch,Rewilding, St. Nicholas Abbey, Simon de Montfort,Tedspead, Trovare, Workforce.

The Storyline

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Legendary Irish Trainer Aidan O’Brian in search of his third Epsom Derby has lined up four quality starters in this race St. Nicholas Abbey, Midas Touch, Jan Vermeer ,Cape Blanco
Many of which are rated very highly as possible winners and the talk in the paddock has some saying an O’Brian 1-2-3 finish is not out of the realm of probability.?

Epsom Derby Picks – The Favorite

Despite a recent sixth place finish at May 1st in his seasonal debut at Newmarket there may be some which are felling tepid to back this horse. But an impressive victory last season at Doncaster, where he came from off the pace behind a wall of horses solidified his status as the leading runner.

Epsom Derby Picks – The Second Tier

The field for the Epsom Derby seems all but set yet there remains one last chance to enter a supplemental entry by noon on Monday May 31st. UK leading trainers Henry Cecil and Sir Michael Stoute are entered in this race with four derby victories each. This year Bullet Train will be carrying the Cecil banner .Bullet Train at 10-1 odds was an impressive victory on May 8th at the Derby Trial. Stoute’s chance to capture a fifth Epsom victory will reside with Workforce

Epsom Derby Picks – The Longshots

Famed racing stable Godolphin has three quality entries in the race Al Zir (33-1) who was third behind St. Nicholas Abbey at Doncaster along with Ameer (33-1) and Chaball (25-1) which scored a victory at the Classic Trial on April 23rd at Sandown. Another highly rated horse Ted Spread (40-1) possibly to be overlooked by the wagering public ran very well on a wet surface on May 6th to capture the Grade 3 Chester Vase

Epsom Derby Prediction & Outlook

As Trainer Aiden O’Brien has four of the top rated horses entered in the race should manage to add to his Epsom tally with either St.Nicholas Abbey or Jan Vermeer

Pick: St Nicholas Abbey

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