Crystal Ocean slashed for both the Dante and the Derby
This year’s Derby market has been given a fresh lease of life following a sustained gamble on the Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt, Crystal Ocean.
Despite only having two career starts, posting one win in a Nottingham maiden last time out, the son of Sea The Stars is proving a popular Classic alternative to the market leaders.
The Aidan O’Brien pair of Churchill and Cliffs Of Moher still head up the Derby betting at 4/1 and 5/1 respectively.
But should Crystal Ocean do the business on the Knavesmire, expect to see him put more pressure on the antepost fancies.
Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes said: “There has been a really interesting gamble for Crystal Ocean in both the Dante and the Derby, forcing us to cut his odds for both. If he wins the Dante well, we reckon he could possibly be the favourite for the Derby.”
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
Churchill – 4/1
Cliffs Of Moher – 5/1
Cracksman – 7/1
Barney Roy – 8/1
Eminent – 12/1
Yucatan – 12/1
Douglas Macarthur – 14/1
Best Solution – 14/1
Rekindling – 14/1
Crystal Ocean – 14/1
Cracksman – 7/4
Crystal Ocean – 7/2
Rekindling – 5/1
Benbati – 7/1
Exemplar – 8/1
Click here for the latest Horse Racing odds.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing