It’s the only race in the world than can rival the Grand National in terms of popularity and Saturday’s Derby at Epsom will be watched by millions all over the world.
The 2011 Epsom Derby has added precedence because of the Royal connections and the Queen could potentially witness her first ever Derby winner at Epsom Racecourse on Saturday.
Carlton House has been the ante-post favourite for the Derby ever since winning the Dante Stakes at York in May and bookmakers are expecting a record-breaking day for the betting industry.
We saw the affect the Royal wedding had on the world and the Queen’s connection to the Derby looks to have a similar effect on the most prestigious race of the year.
Punters are coming in their droves to back the Queen’s horse and new customers to Ladbrokes.com are eligible for an Epsom Derby free bet worth up to £30 by signing up here.
Jump on the Royal bandwagon with a Derby bet and prepare yourself for the roars of the 100,000 people that line the Epsom Down’s for Flat racing’s biggest race.
Carlton House will be a very popular Derby winner should he justify his Derby favouritism on Saturday, although there are plenty of horses behind him who are preparing to upset the Epsom Derby odds.
Pour Moi is currently second favourite at 7/2 with Recital back in third at 5/1.
It seems like a battle between the top five in the market with Pour Moi second favourite at 7/2, Recital 5/1, Seville 7/1 and Native Khan 10/1.
With 13 runners in the race, it’s all to play for but winners of the Derby are horses that can boast real class and punters are better off studying the market leaders when looking for the winner.