Who is favourite to win the Investec Derby? Racing gets green light for Epsom

Who is favourite to win the Investec Derby? Racing gets green light for Epsom

It looks like it's going to go ahead...

Racing has been given the go-ahead to proceed from June 1st, but who is the favourite for the Derby?

Punters flocked to the ante-post racing markets following the BHA’s announcement that the Epsom Derby will indeed be held in Epsom.

Irish-bred Grade 1 serial winner Pinatubo continues to lead the market, currently propping it up at as short as 11/2. The best price of 7/1 is available with one firm.

The Charlie Appleby three-year-old has been the punters’ pick for a matter of months now and is still growing popular in the market.

Over the last week, 22% of all bets on the race have backed the Godolphin hope.

There’s a sea of blue on the Oddschecker grids in the following spots, with AP O’Brien trained Mogul the 12/1 joint second favourite alongside Military March (12/1).

Kemeko follows next at 14/1 alongside Waldkonig at the same price, then comes Palace Pier (25/1) and Innisfree (25/1).

Brentford Hope is 33/1, followed by Tuscan Gaze (33/1), Highest Ground (33/1) and Enemy (33/1).

Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: “The news that everyone was waiting for dropped yesterday, with the BHA committing to a June return.

“What’s even more encouraging, particularly for the purists, is that the Derby will indeed be kept in Epsom.

“Six wins out of six has seen the three-year-old catapulted into racing royalty – and punters certainly think he’s worth his price for the Derby.”

Investec Derby winner:
Pinatubo - 7/1
Mogul - 12/1
Military March - 12/1
Kemeko - 14/1
Waldonig - 14/1
Palace Pier - 25/1
Innisfree - 25/1
Brentford Hope - 33/1
Tuscan Gaze - 33/1
Highest Ground - 33/1

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