Epsom Derby Racing Odds & Tips – 5th June 2021

A look at this year's Epsom Derby on Saturday

Horse Racing Betting

One of the big Classics of British racing, the Epsom Derby racing odds are featured here as we look forward to Saturday’s big run.

There is a field of 12 runners to look over for the Derby racing odds 2021. There is a clear favourite out of all of them.

That is BOLSHOI BALLET who may well be close to being an odds-on favourite come the start.

Will Aidan O’Brien’s colt have things all his own way in the fixture?

The Derby is a 1m 4f trip around Epsom Downs and is for 3-year-olds only.

Epsom Derby Racing Odds

Bolshoi Ballet 6/4
Mac Swiney 9/2
Hurricane Lane 7/1
Mohaafeth 8/1
John Leeper 9/1
Third Realm 14/1
One Ruler 20/1
Gear Up 22/1
Youth Spirit 25/1
Southern Lights 28/1
Adayar 40/1
Mojo Star 125/1
* (odds recorded at 21:41 GMT on June 4th, 2021 at Ladbrokes)

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Bolshoi Ballet the 6/4 FAV for Derby Racing Odds

There is a clear front runner expected to impress at Epsom on Saturday.

That is BOLSHOI BALLET who is the 6/4 favourite* (odds recorded at 21:41 GMT on June 4th, 2021 at Ladbrokes).

He is the only runner for Aidan O’Brien in this year’s Derby. He looks as if he could be a huge player.

Bolshoi Ballet won both of the main Irish trials.

There was plenty of speed produced by him in the Derrinstown a month ago on his latest run.

The extra trip looks likely to bring even more ability out of the Ballydoyle star.

Bolshoi Ballet, who is the son of Galileo, is a huge threat and could give O’Brien his 9th Derby winner since the turn of the century.

Hurricane Lane



Mohaafeth the biggest threat to the favourite?

There has been a superb season produced by MOHAAFETH for Willie Haggas. It’s three wins from three efforts this year by the son of Frankel.

The latest of those was 35 days ago, impressing in a Newmarket listed contest. He looked to be well in control of proceedings in that one.

So that was another impressive step forward for Mohaafeth.

Therefore he lines up as perhaps the principal threat to Bolshoi Ballet in Derby racing odds.

It’s a quote of 8/1 for Mohaafeth for Saturday* (odds recorded at 21:41 GMT on June 4th, 2021 at Ladbrokes).

He looks well suited to this middle distance and he still looks like he retains a lot of potential.

There are strong claims for a place to finish without a doubt.

Mac Swiney can mount a challenge

Irish 2000 Guineas winner MAC SWINEY should have decent claims for Saturday’s Derby effort at Epsom.

He will be helped out further if there is a bit of rain around to soften up the ground further.

Mac Swiney made all in the Irish 2000 Guineas two weeks ago and looks like he can stay this extra distance.

There is a quote of 9/2 on Mac Swiney in Epsom Derby racing odds 2021* (odds recorded at 21:41 GMT on June 4th, 2021 at Ladbrokes).

It’s been two Group 1 wins for Mac Swiney so far after having such an impressive time as a juvenile. He can feature strongly if he is on his game.

Hurricane Lane defends unbeaten record

There has been rapid development for HURRICANE LANE and he arrives at Epsom on Saturday defending an unbeaten record.

Charlie Appleby’s son of Frankel made it three wins from three after picking up the success in the Dante three weeks ago.

That was a superb show of stamina as well as bravery that he produced to take that one.

It’s not likely that the stiffer challenge that lies ahead at Epsom is going to bother him too much. Hurricane Lane looks as if he will relish it.

He does have the distinction of being the only runner lining up in the Derby who has yet to have a taste of defence.

There are definite each-way claims for Hurricane Lane from 7/1 in Epsom Derby odds* (odds recorded at 21:41 GMT on June 4th, 2021 at Ladbrokes).

Others to note

Because we have already looked at some of the strong players in this one, we are looking at horse racing options that could make a run at the places.

THIRD REALM could easily be a player in that regard. He has impressed as a 3-year-old so far.

He landed the Lingfield Derby Trial by more than a length three weeks ago. Third Realm had Adayar behind him in that one as well. He’s heading in the right direction and has a chance.

Franke Dettori is on the back of JOHN LEEPER and that could be a good duo at the Epsom Derby.

John Leeper has good breeding for this one and enters after picking up a double at Newmarket three weeks ago.

There was still plenty of greenness about him in that one, but regardless John Leeper managed to get on top well.

If ONE RULER can stay the distance then he could have a shout in this for Charlie Appleby. He has the ability based on key form points from his juvenile career.

One of his notable runs as a 2-year-old was a second in the Futurity at Doncaster, behind Mac Swiney.

There was a credible 6th place finish in the 2000 Guineas on his return and One Ruler could be stronger for that effort.

Predictions & Tips for Epsom Derby Racing Odds

BOLSHOI BALLET looks as if he should have his nose in this one after locking a superb time in the Derrinstown 4 weeks ago.

If he is anywhere near that kind of form on the day then he is going to be tough to knock over.

Looking at the lineup he is a justifiable 6/4 favourite* (odds recorded at 21:41 GMT on June 4th, 2021 at Ladbrokes).

Our Epsom Derby Tip is going to be HURRICANE LANE though from 7/1* (odds recorded at 21:41 GMT on June 4th, 2021 at Ladbrokes).

He defends that unbeaten form and there was a lot to like about the stamina shown by him in winning against Dante. This kind of test looks to be right in his wheelhouse.

The other for the starlets in Epsom Derby betting is going to be 14/1 shot THIRD REALM* (odds recorded at 21:41 GMT on June 4th, 2021 at Ladbrokes).

There was an excellent run from him in the Lingfield Derby Trial recently and there’s plenty to build on from that.

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