Epsom Diomed Stakes Betting Racing Odds & Tips – 5th June 2021

Bell Rock one to watch for competitive Diomed Stakes at Epsom

Horse Racing Betting

Along with the Derby on Saturday, this is another of the big races from a fantastic day of action at the famous Epsom Downs.

The Diomed Stakes is a Group 3 fixture. It is open to 3-year-olds and above. There’s an extended 1m trip that the runners will take on.

We have 9 declared runners for Diomed Stakes betting odds to take a look over.

It’s CENTURY DREAM who is currently leading the market.

Epsom Diomed Stakes Racing Odds

Century Dream 2/1
Bell Rock 4/1
Duke Of Hazzard 11/2
Prince Eiji 11/2
Marie’s Diamond 15/2
Escobar 12/1
Oh This Is Us 12/1
Pholas 40/1
* (odds recorded at 21:41 GMT on June 4th, 2021 at Betway)

Horse Racing Betting at Betway

Century Dream the 2/1 FAV for Diomed Stakes betting

There does appear to be strong claims on the way for CENTURY DREAM in the Diomed Stakes betting for Saturday* (odds recorded at 21:41 GMT on June 4th, 2021 at Betway).

He was last seen three weeks ago in the Lockinge. He was well held in that, finishing ninth in the contest.

But this is going to be an easier effort at Epsom on the weekend. Therefore Century Dream comes back into focus.

The 7-year-old has the track record having claimed victory in this race twice before in 2018 and 2020 (the latter ran at Newbury).

There was also a Group victory for him at the Celebration at Goodwood last August, so Century Dream is a big-time player.

When he got the 2018 Diomed Stakes it was right after a poor run. History may well be in line to repeat itself.



Bell Rock is on the radar in Diomed Stakes

There was a victory for Andrew Balding’s BELL ROCK last time out. That happened 35 days ago at Newmarket.

That handicap victory for Bell Rock took his form forward massively on what was his reappearance.

There was enough in the performance to suggest that he is going to be winning Group fixtures very soon.

The cheekpieces go back on for him and has a big chance in this one.

There is a quote of 4/1 on Bell Rock in Diomed Racing Odds, leaving him as the current second favourite* (odds recorded at 21:41 GMT on June 4th, 2021 at Betway).

Can Duke Of Hazzard take a step forward to land the Diomed?

There was a reappearance run for DUKE OF HAZZARD at Ascot 38 days ago. He should be stripping fitter for that.

It’s Frankie Dettori on the back of Duke Of Hazzard for Saturday and has a chance at the money places in the Diomed Stakes.

He’s currently at a quote of 11/2 in Diomed Stakes racing odds* (odds recorded at 21:41 GMT on June 4th, 2021 at Betway).

Duke Of Hazzard was a 7th-place finisher on his reappearance run but retains plenty of potential.

He claimed a couple of Group wins at Goodwood in 2019 which can’t be ignored. There was a failure to push on to better in 2020.

But even among that there were a couple of Group 2 place finishes for Duke Of Hazzard in 2020. So he has no hope for Saturday.

Prince Eiji looks to build on reappearance

There was a runner up place for PRINCE EIJI on his reappearance run 38 days ago.

That was in a 1m listed effort at Ascot, and he was only narrowly denied in that one. It was OH THIS IS US who got the better of him on the day.

The last time that the 5-year-old picked up a win was in 2018, but even in defeat, Prince Eiji has been running well.

There’s enough to suggest that a place finish isn’t beyond him at Epsom on Saturday at the very least.

He’s not without some claims from a quote of 11/2 in Diomed Stakes odds* (odds recorded at 21:41 GMT on June 4th, 2021 at Betway).

Does Marie’s Diamond have enough?

There was a decent reappearance run for MARIE’S DIAMOND who produced one of his better efforts in that.

That came in the Group 3 Earl Of Sefton at Newmarket in which Marie’s Diamond took second place.

Connections and supporters will have been disappointed by his follow up, however. Marie’s Diamond produced a poor effort at Ascot 38 days ago.

But overall, he is a smart performer and may be worth another chance on what will be his third run at Epsom.

Marie’s Diamond is a 15/2 to bounce back to form and deliver an Epsom win* (odds recorded at 21:41 GMT on June 4th, 2021 at Betway).

Escobar not without place claims

If ESCOBAR can shake off a poor effort at York on his latest run, then place claims could be there for him.

He was out in Dubai for the start of this year and things just didn’t happen for him.

However, a return to the UK looks to have perked him up since.

He did look to be getting himself back on track on UK soil as he took third place in the Victoria Cup at Ascot last month.

That’s a notable bit of form for Escobar who is a 12/1 each-way punt for Diomed Stakes* (odds recorded at 21:41 GMT on June 4th, 2021 at Betway).

Escobar looks to be on decent par with a lot of the challenges in this contest, so could show up competitively at Epsom.

The rest of the runners

OH THIS IS US claimed a surprise 66/1 victory at Ascot in April, getting the better of Prince Eiji in that listed contest.

He followed up with a slightly below par effort at Windsor on his follow up, which was 26 days ago. But there have been a couple of place finishes for the 8-year-old before in the Diomed.

PHOLAS has had a fantastic time of things on the all-weather this season. She improved to claim a superb win at Lingfield earlier this year.

But there has not been any progress made by her on the switch to the turf. It’s been back to back listed efforts on the turf and she has not had any impact whatsoever, so this looks to be beyond Pholas.

Predictions & Tips for Epsom Diomed Stakes Racing Odds

BELL ROCK takes our fancy in Diomed Stakes racing odds at 4/1* (odds recorded at 21:41 GMT on June 4th, 2021 at Betway).

He is a good, smart performer and will be better for his winning effort in a Newmarket handicap 35 days ago.

There should be plenty in this for Bell Rock in Group company so we think that he is worth a look for racing odds.

PRINCE EIJI has been running well even in defeat. Connections will have been encouraged by a near-miss at Ascot last time out in a listed event. There could be more to come from him from 11/2* (odds recorded at 21:41 GMT on June 4th, 2021 at Betway).

We are also going to put CENTURY DREAM on the shortlist for Diomed Stakes racing odds as the 2/1 favourite* (odds recorded at 21:41 GMT on June 4th, 2021 at Betway).

He has proven form at Epsom being a course and distance winner and that disappointing Lockinge effort last time out can be excused.

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