The 2016 Investec Derby takes place at Epsom this Saturday 4th of June and we have everything you need to know ahead of the most prestigious of the five British Classics. Plus a informed tip from our betting expert who rarely follows the crowd.
Sir Michael Stoute feels Ulysses has the right credentials to provide the trainer with a sixth Investec Derby victory at Epsom on Saturday. As a son of the 2001 Derby hero Galileo out of 2007 Oaks heroine Light Shift, Ulysses is certainly bred to excel here.
Aidan O’Brien will unleash a five-pronged attack at this year’s Derby and the five-times winner of the race will be aiming to recapture a crown he has won in three of the last four seasons, but he certainly lacks that superstar from a form perspective for this year’s race, however, some of his 5 are sure to relish the test of Epsom Downs.
US Army Ranger appears to be his primary shot at the Group 1 race, with stable jockey Ryan Moore electing to partner this son of Galileo, and he battled to victory in the Chester Vase last month, and with only two career runs under his belt is sure to improve. But we really fancy Idaho. The Galileo colt is a full brother to stablemate and Secretariat Stakes winner Highland Reel and looks to possess plenty of his sibling’s ability.
With the race not looking the greatest take the 25/1 on offer for the latest odds on the 2016 Derby look here.
- Age: 3 (Foaled March 14th, 2013)
- Sex: Bay Colt
- Breeding: Galileo (IRE) – (Danehill (USA))
- Trainer: A P O’Brien
- Owner: Mr M Tabor, D Smith & Mrs John Magnier