O’Brien’s Saxon Warrior cut into 8/1 for 2018 Epsom Derby success

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The 2018 Epsom Derby may be a speck on the horizon but already we’ve seen significant support come in for Saxon Warrior.

Aidan O’Brien’s charge is two from two so far and has been cut into 8/1 from 10/1 for Derby glory.

The Irish trainer is going for a second consecutive win in the Classic after landing last year’s prize with Wings of Eagles.

In total, the 47-year-old has won four of the last six stagings of the event.

With those statistics in mind, 10/1 shot The Pentagon must also be taken into consideration.

Why? Well the two-year-old is another O’Brien runner.

On top of that, he already has black-type success to his name after landing the Group 3 Tyros Stakes earlier this year.

And on that basis, he must be respected.

Amedeo Modigliani and Gustav Klimt both come next at 12/1, with Roaring Lion completing the early main contenders at odds of 20/1.

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

2018 Epsom Derby Winner

Saxon Warrior – 8/1

The Pentagon – 10/1

Amedeo Modigliani – 12/1

Gustav Klimt – 12/1

Roaring Lion – 20/1

Delano Roosevelt – 25/1

Nelson – 25/1

Emaraaty – 25/1

Ghaiyyath – 25/1

Being There – 40/1

Dee Ex Bee – 40/1

Christopher Robin – 66/1

Click here for the latest 2018 Epsom Derby odds.

All odds and markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the University of East Anglia where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper Concrete. He also supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Other passions include darts, cricket, speedway and horse racing.