Saxon Warrior 1/2 to land Irish Derby success
O’Brien’s charge odds-on for victory
Coral make Saxon Warrior the red-hot 1/2 favourite to add this weekend’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby to his victory in last month’s QIPCO 2,000 Guineas.
Dee Ex Bee, two places ahead of the favourite at Epsom earlier this month, is 4/1 second favourite.
And last week’s Royal Ascot winner, Old Persian, is the only other contender at single-figure odds, at 8/1.
“Although Saxon Warrior finished behind Dee Ex Bee in the Investec Derby, we very much favour the former to come out on top this weekend, with the Curragh expected to suit the Guineas winner much more than Epsom did,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
**Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby
1-2 Saxon Warrior, 4 Dee Ex Bee, 8 Old Persian, 10 Kew Gardens, 16 Delano Roosevelt, Platinum Warrior, 20 Knight To Behold, The Pentagon, 25 Latrobe, Nelson, 33 Bar
15-8 *Masar, 11-4 Roaring Lion, 7-2 Poet’s Word, 8 Saxon Warrior, 10 Cracksman, Gustav Klimt, 14 Benbatl, Crystal Ocean, 16 Magic Wand, Forest Ranger, Without Parole, Forever Together, Happily, 20 Bar
*Requires supplementary entry
**Darley July Cup
9-2 Blue Point, 11-2 Harry Angel, 6 Merchant Navy, U S Navy Flag, 8 Eqtidaar, 10 Sands Of Mali, 12 Brando, Limato, Redkirk Warrior, 14 Dreamfield, 16 Battaash, 20 Bar
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing