|Wednesday 15th May 2019|
Aidan O’Brien Holds all the Aces in the Derby
Following on from his dual success in the Guineas, it appears a similar story as he trains virtually all the leading contenders for the Derby. This has led punters to support him for success in the race using the sign up offer from Betdaq, in which he is now as short as 1/2 to train the winner of the race. Here we cover the four horses heading the line from his formidable stable.
The general 3/1 favourite for the Derby at present following his remarkable eight length success in the Chester Vase. The son of Camelot looks a very exciting horse and is unbeaten in his two starts. He had previously landed his maiden by three lengths at odds of 14/1 in April. This Chester performance was hugely impressive considering the ease in which he beat a field that included his stablemate Norway. With normal progression he is surely going to take the beating at Epsom.
Many peoples idea of the Derby winner prior to the season, in which he can now be supported at 7/1. The son of Galileo has improved dramatically with each start, that culminated with a short head victory in the Beresford Stakes last season. He looked like he was crying out for a step up in trip, so looks tailor made for the Epsom test. His next start is set to be in the Dante, and a mouth-watering clash against the Champion two year old of last season, Too Darn Hot.
Beresford Stakes winner Japan - next stop @DoncasterRaces? Aidan O'Brien: "He’s a big, hardy horse and could be the type for the [Group 1] Vertem Futurity Trophy."— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) October 1, 2018
“He travelled well and did everything right, so you’d have to be delighted with him really.” pic.twitter.com/slkbK4mZvj
The son of Australia has a lot of experience that included five runs last season, and a neck defeat in the last of them in the Group One Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere. He has been described as a lazy horse, so a step up in trip was always likely to bring about improvement. He made his seasonal reappearance in the Group three Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown, in which he won very impressively by eight lengths. He has now followed this up with a comfortable two and a half-length victory in the Derrinstown Stud Derby trial stakes, in which he must have an outside chance. He can be supported at 7/1 for the race.
Anthony Van Dyck
The final member of his team is the recent impressive Lingfield Derby trial winner, Anthony Van Dyck. The son of Galileo can now be supported for the Derby at 8/1, and must be a solid contender considering he was one of the leading two year olds last season. This included running 3rd in the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket. He was then sent to contest the Juvenile Turf at the Breeders’ Cup, but was badly drawn and ran no race. Anthony Van Dyck now appears to have returned in the form of his life and must be another solid contender for the race.