The Epsom Derby is the most prestigious of the Classics and despite being over a month away, build up is already intensifying.
It’s the middle leg of the Triple Crown following the 2,000 Guineas in May and takes place on June 1.
Horse Racing is betting’s most popular and exciting sports, and the Epsom Derby usually sees the entire horse racing community come together in search for the best-enhanced odds and free bets for the event and lump their cash on a horse in the hope of winning big.
But what can we expect from the race this year and who are the main contenders? We’re already seeing a number of Epsom Derby Betting Guide 2019 articles, so we decided to collate the most important info and bring it directly to you.
Where Is The Epsom Derby Held?
The Epsom Derby always takes place on the first Saturday of June at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey.
It’s one of the world’s most prestigious Flat races on the planet and brings out the very best trainers and horses to battle it out for the almost £1million purse.
The Oaks is another classic held at Epsom, but the Derby is the tournament that draws the crowd and the huge betting market we’ve come to know and love.
Who Won Last Year’s Epsom Derby?
Last year’s Derby was won by 16/1 shot Masar, ridden by William Buick.
The race really kicked to life in the final straight, with Knight to Behold leading a pack of seven horses.
He faded, along with Kew Gardens and The Pentagon, with Masar then picking up the pace and galloping to victory with a furlong and a half to go.
He ended up winning by a length and a half, securing Godolphin their first-ever victory.
Previous Winners include:
2018 – Masar
2017 – Wings of Eagles
2016 – Harzand
2015 – Golden Horn
2014 – Australia
This Year’s Current Favourites To Win The Epsom Derby
Of course, it’s now all about this year’s Derby with many bookmakers already having their clear favourites. Too Darn Hot is a clear favourite currently at 5/1, with the Josh Gosden trained horse ruled out of the 2,000 Guineas due to injury.
However, it’s likely he’ll return in time for Epsom, to take on the likes of Japan and Al Hilalee who will provide a stern test.
The Trials get underway this week which will likely shift the odds further. Magna Grecia is being tipped as a horse to come out of them with a heavy backing for The Derby, so may be worth a punt at 14/1 before his price begins to shorten.
Broome is another showing early signs of form with a win in the Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown, and has already been given good favorability by the bookies at 12/1.
You can view a full list of the current favourites for the Epsom Derby 2019 below:
Too Darn Hot – 5/1
Japan – 7/1
Dubai Warrior – 10/1
Anthony Van Dyck – 10/1
Broome – 12/1
Magna Grecia – 14/1
Al Hilalee – 14/1
Line Of Duty -16/1
Quorto – 16/1