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Vertem Futurity Trophy betting: Auguste Rodin the odds-on favourite

| 20.10.2022

Auguste Rodin heads Coral’s Vertem Futurity Trophy betting for the Group 1 at Doncaster as Aidan O’Brien looks for a record 11th win in the race.

Auguste Rodin is the current 10/1 favourite with Coral for next year’s Derby and is 5/6 to highlight why with victory this weekend.

Coral’s David Stevens said: “Aidan O’Brien has a tremendous record in the UK Flat season’s final Group 1, and Auguste Rodin is a warm favourite to not only enhance his trainer’s record in the Doncaster feature, but also cement his own claims for Classic glory next year.”

Although only second to Beresford Stakes winner Crypto Force on debut, the son of Deep Impact has impressed in his two outings since, landing the KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes at Leopardstown during Irish Champions Weekend.

The master of Ballydoyle took the spoils with Luxembourg 12 months ago and also saddles Salt Lake City in the one-mile Group One.

Frankie Dettori makes the journey to Town Moore to partner Autumn Stakes second Epictetus, who is John and Thady Gosden’s sole representative in a race the Clarehaven team have never won, while Karl Burke’s Royal Ascot winner Holloway Boy was third in that Newmarket contest and will also head to the start in South Yorkshire.

Amo Racing’s hugely impressive Nottingham winner King Of Steel is allowed to take his chance just 10 days after sauntering to victory at Colwick Park, while Captain Wierzba was the horse Rossa Ryan was riding when removed from the saddle by Christophe Soumillon at Saint-Cloud and he seeks compensation now tried in deep waters.

Andrew Balding won the race with Elm Park in 2014 and Kameko in 2019 and is represented by Newbury scorer Stormbuster, with Roger Teal’s Dancing Magic completing the line-up.

Vertem Futurity Trophy betting odds

5/6 Auguste Rodin

4/1 Epictetus

7/1 Holloway Boy

9/1 Stormbuster

10/1 King Of Steel

14/1 Salt Lake City

28/1 Dancing Magic

33/1 Capain Wierzba

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.