EPSOM DERBY 2023 Leading Contenders & Betting Tips

The Derby at Epsom Downs is the highlight of the British flat racing calendar and is one of the most prestigious horse races in the world.

The roll call of past winners is like who’s who of the finest racehorses in history including Nijinsky, Mill Reef, Shergar, Nashwan, Galileo, Sea The Stars and Golden Horn.

This year’s running of the Epsom Derby is wide open with any number of horses in with a chance of winning and in so doing join the pantheon of greats who have won the race in the last 243 years.

Auguste Rodin is Aidan O’Brien’s number oen hope this year. Although he disappointed in the first classic of the year, the 2000 Guineas, his form as a two-year-old puts himI right in the thick of it and he is currently Unibet’s favourite to win what would be a 9th Epsom Derby success for trainer Aidan O’Brien.

Military Order is a progressive colt who backed up a Newbury novice success before winning the recognised Derby trial at Lingfield last time out. The worry for his supporters is that the ground doesn’t become too fast (firm) as he has winning form on much softer conditions.

Passenger has only had two runs in his life and will be the most inexperienced horse in the line-up – but that didn’t stop Desert Crown who won last year for the same jockey and trainer in Richard Kingscote and Sir Michael Stoute.

Passenger was sent off favourite for the Dante Stakes at York but didn’t enjoy the clearest of runs in the long home straight and many felt he was a most unlucky of losers.

Connections have had to pay a £85,000 supplementary fee to get him a place in the Derby line-up, as he wasn’t entered a few weeks ago.

Arrest will be racing legend’s Frankie Dettori’s last Epsom Derby ride. The jockey has already won two Derbies with Authorised (2007) and Golden Horn (2015)

Arrest won twice as a two-year-old, but it was his defeat by just a head in the Group One Criterium de Saint-Cloud that marked him down as one of the best two year olds last year.

He will stay the distance as he has already won on the 1m4½f Chester Vase by an incredibly easy 6 ½ lengths.

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The Oaks Racecard
Entry FormHorse NameTrainer NameAgeWeight
9
5-11

SavethelastdanceA P O'Brien39-2
11
1-01

Soul SisterJohn & Thady Gosden39-2
8
411-11

Running LionJohn & Thady Gosden39-2
4
311
Eternal HopeCharlie Appleby39-2
5
1-34

Heartache TonightDavid Menuisier39-2
1
15-32

Be HappyA P O'Brien39-2
3
2131-4

CaernarfonJack Channon39-2
2
133-5
Bright DiamondK R Burke39-2
7
2-213

Red Riding HoodA P O'Brien39-2
6
2

Maman JoonRichard Hannon39-2
10
21-25

Sea of RosesAndrew Balding39-2
The Epsom Derby Racecard
Entry FormHorse NameTrainer NameAgeWeight
4
2111-0
Auguste RodinA P O'Brien39-2
8
41-11

Military OrderCharlie Appleby39-2
9
13

PassengerSir Michael Stoute39-2
2
3112-1

ArrestJohn & Thady Gosden 39-2
11
42-11
SprewellMrs John Harrington39-2
12
911-21

The FoxesAndrew Balding39-2
14
51-12

White BirchJohn Joseph Murphy39-2
6
1121-5

Dubai MileCharlie Johnston39-2
13
6-12

WaipiroEd Walker39-2
3
1-1

Artistic StarRalph Beckett39-2
7
17-

King of SteelRoger Varian39-2
10
53-11

San AntonioA P O'Brien39-2
5
533-18

Dear My FriendCharlie Johnston39-2
1
1223-2

Adelaide RiverA P O'Brien39-2
Most Popular Events at the Epsom Derby Festival Race Card

With 14 races spread over two action packed days, there are always plenty of opportunities for you to place your horse racing punts! You can bet on every single race at Unibet with some of the top Epsom Derby races odds.

Whether you are looking for the winner in the Oaks, Derby or any of the other festival races, you should first take a look at our helpful hints and tips.

With lots of top quality flat racing ahead, you can get all the latest news and race results here on our website and use the live betting platform for greater excitement. Make the most out of your Epsom Derby Festival 2022 with our expert betting guide.

Day 1:

The Derby Festival kicks off with an impressive seven-race card on day one. The action gets underway at 2pm with the Woodcote Stakes, as a batch of speedy two-year-olds line up. The Group One Coronation Cup is always a hotly contested race and adds further excitement to the day. The feature race is the The Oaks, one of Britain’s five Classic races and contested by the best fillies of their generation.

Day 2:

It’s Derby Day! The world’s greatest flat race is not just the highlight of the day, but one of the highlights of the British sporting summer. The sharpest three-year-olds in the business will do battle over one mile and four furlongs in the famous Epsom Derby. Other stand out races on the day include the two Group Three contests, the Diomed Stakes and the Princess Elizabeth Stakes.

Epsom Derby Betting Guide

If you’re new to horse racing betting then the Epsom Derby is one of the best festivals to cut your teeth with Unibet. As a Flat meeting without any jumps for the horses to go over, there is one less element to contend with for a horse to win as there is less likelihood of horses falling or upending their jockeys.

Betting on horse racing is all about judgement calls. It can be tricky when you run down the list of runners to pick a horse you think will win or place. But there are some straightforward tips to choosing the right bet. Here are some basic measures you can take to boost your hopes of success:

Take your time

There is little benefit to rushing your racing bets and it is unlikely to end well in the long run. Instead, take your time and assess which races you actually want to bet on, which horses have a chance and how much you’re willing to stake.

Make the most of all information available

Placing your bet based simply on the name of the horse or the colour of the silks the jockey is wearing is highly unlikely to be a long-term winning strategy. Horse form, conditions, field size and even factors like jockey and trainer can be utilised in order to make the best decision possible

Ways To Bet At
Epsom Derby Festival

There are two main types of horse racing bets that newcomers to the sport will gravitate towards. These are the Win and Each Way (EW) bets. Both focus on the success of a horse and are great bet types for fans just getting into the rhythm of betting.

Winner bets are as simple as they sound. You select the horse you think will win outright. To do this, click on the odds of your chosen horse, enter your stake in the bet slip and click ‘Place Bet’ to complete the process. If you win, you’ll get your winnings plus your stake back.

EW bets are a way of spreading the risk, should your horse not win. Here, you place one bet on your horse to win and another on it to place in the top 3 or 4 spots (usually) in the race. Occasionally you will also get Royal Ascot promotions, which offer even more places in which your horse can finish for a winning bet. If your horse places, the EW part of your bet will pay out at a fraction of the ‘win’ odds (either ¼ or 1/5) and could cover your overall stake, or even earn you a profit. Should the horse win, your win bet will pay out PLUS your EW bet.

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