Nine horses are set to line up for tomorrow’s Investec Derby at Epsom and it is estimated that around £20million will be wagered on the race across the industry.
The majority of bets will be placed on 2000 Guineas winner Camelot and Betfred
have announced that if red-hot favourite wins the race by four or more lengths, then they will double his odds for anyone who places a bet at the starting price.
“Everyone keeps telling me that Camelot will be a runaway winner of this year’s Derby but from what I’ve seen on the track so far, I’m not so sure,” Betfred chairman Fred Done explained to us.
“I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is though. If Camelot wins the Derby by four lengths or more, I’m going to double the price for any punter who places a bet at SP. So if Camelot hoses up, I’ll double your lot!”
Bonfire is the 9/2 second-favourite with Betfred to land the Derby whilst O’Brien’s other runner, Astrology, is next in the market at 7/1. Bonfire is the 7/4 favourite in the ‘betting without Camelot’ market whilst it’s an 8/15 shot that the Derby goes to an Irish-trained winner.
Investec Derby – Betfred bet: 4/6 Camelot; 9/2 Bonfire; 7 Astrology; 10 Main Sequence; 14 Thought Worthy; 33 Mickdaam, Rugged Cross; 50 Cavaleiro; 100 Minimise Risk
‘Double Your Lot’ - If Camelot wins the Investec Derby by four or more lengths, then Betfred will double the official starting price on all bets up to £1000. The price will be rounded up to the nearest recognised price – ie if Camelot wins the Derby at 4/6 by five lengths, then Betfred will pay out at a price of 11/8 (1.33/1 rounded up to 1.375/1). Offer applies to all bets (singles and doubles) and is available in all 1360 Betfred shops, online and on the phone.
Investec Derby: Betting Without Camelot – Betfred bet: 7/4 Bonfire; 11/4 Astrology; 9/2 Main Sequence; 11/2 Thought Worthy; 14 Mickdaam, Rugged Cross; 20 Cavaleiro; 40 Minimise Risk.
Investec Derby: Winning Nation – Betfred bet: 8/15 Ireland; 11/8 England.
Diamond Jubilee Handicap – Betfred bet: 4 Open Water; 9/2 Grandeur; 13/2 Wrotham Heath; 8 Position; 9 Fennell Bay; 12 Entifaadha, Mister Music, Oxford Charley, Star Date, The Giving Tree; 16 Spoke To Carlo; 22 Blades Lad.
Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup – Betfred bet: 4/6 St Nicholas Abbey; 7/2 Beaten Up; 9 Masked Marvel; 11 Red Cadeaux; 12 Quest For Peace; 100 Robin Hood.
Investec Specialist Bank ‘Dash’ – Betfred bet: 8 Bear Behind, Captain Dunne; 9 Catfish, Jamesway; 10 Judge N Jury; 11 Long Awaited; 12 Confessional, Desert Law, Sohraab, York Glory; 16 Arctic Feeling, Dickie’s Lad; 18 Taajub; 25 Fitz Flyer, Living It Large; 33 Courageous, Oor Jock, Vocational; 40 Stone Of Folca; 50 Diamond Charlie.