Santiago heads Irish Derby betting after Royal Ascot win
O’Brien-trained runners dominate the market
Santiago is the favourite for Saturday’s Irish Derby, following his Queen’s Vase win at Royal Ascot last week.
He’s 3/1 at the top of the market, slightly ahead of another Aidan O’Brien-trained runner, Arthur’s Kingdom (4/1).
O’Brien’s son, Joseph, trains the unbeaten Crossfirehurricane. He’s a 9/2 shot for the Curragh Classic, with stablemate Galileo Chrome a 20/1 outsider.
“Occupying its normal slot in the calendar, this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby is also far from unusual in that the market is dominated by a host of O’Brien-trained runners, in this case Aidan and his son Joseph, with Jim Bolger responsible for 7/1 fifth-favourite Fiscal Rules,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
3/1 Santiago, 4/1 Arthur’s Kingdom, 9/2 Crossfirehurricane, 6/1 Iberia, 7/1 Fiscal Rules, 8/1 Gold Maze, 10/1 New York Girl, 12/1 Chiricahua, Memorabilis, Mythical, 14/1 Sherpa, 16/1 Tiger Moth, 20/1 Bar
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication