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The Cazoo Derby Stakes

The Cazoo Derby Stakes Flat Race is the fifth and featured race that takes place on Derby Day at Epsom Downs Racecourse for The Epsom Derby Festival every year.

Offering 14 magnificent horse races across two days on the first weekend of June, The Epsom Derby Festival is one of the most highly-anticipated meetings in the sport, presenting the richest race in British horse racing, The Derby, with a prize pool that has recently exceeded £1.6 million.

The festival is about much more than its namesake race though, with The Oaks Stakes, The Surrey Stakes and The Princess Elizabeth Stakes offering hundreds of thousands of pounds more in prize money.

This year’s Epsom Derby Festival is scheduled to take place at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th of June 2021. For all of The Epsom Derby Festival’s news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.

About The Race

The Cazoo Derby Stakes is a Class 1 flat race that serves as the featured race of The Epsom Derby Festival every June at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

Exclusively open to horses aged just three years old, The Epsom Derby runs 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 6 yards of Epsom Downs racecourse and offers a seven-figure prize pool worth just over £1,600,000 which is shared between its placing competitors in the following fashion:

1st place – £921,537

2nd place – £349,375

3rd place – £174,850

4th place – £87,100

The Cazoo Derby, at The Epsom Derby Festival, will begin at 16:30 on Saturday the 5th of June 2021.

Runners

Only the best in the business get a shot at competing for a share of the £1.6 million prize pool offered by The Cazoo Derby. Expect a fierce affair featuring the fastest racehorses and the most talented jockeys trained by the most experienced racehorse trainers.

Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race at Epsom’s Derby Festival at Epsom Downs Racecourse last time out in 2020 (ordered by saddlecloth number):

  1. Amhran Na Bhfiann (IRE) – third-place finish – 66/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey William Buick and trained by Aidan O’Brien
  2. Emissary (GB) – fifteenth-place finish – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey Jim Crowley and trained by Hugo Palmer
  3. English King (FR) – fifth-place finish – 10/3 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey Frankie Dettori and trained by Ed Walker
  4. Gold Maze (GB) – ninth-place finish – 150/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey David Egan and trained by Jessica Harrington
  5. Highland Chief (IRE) – tenth-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey Ben Curtis and trained by Paul Cole
  6. Kameko (USA) – fourth-place finish – 5/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy and trained by Andrew Balding
  7. Khalifa Sat (IRE) – second-place finish – 50/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey Tom Marquand and trained by Andrew Balding
  8. Max Vega (IRE) – fourteenth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey Harry Bentley and trained by Ralph Beckett
  9. Mogul (GB) – sixth-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey Ryan Moore and trained by Aidan O’Brien
  10. Mohican Heights (IRE) – twelfth-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey Andrea Atzeni and trained by David Simcock
  11. Mythical (FR) – thirteenth-place finish – 100/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey James Doyle and trained by Aidan O’Brien
  12. Pyledriver (GB) – eleventh-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey Martin Dwyer and trained by William Muir
  13. Russian Emperor (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey Seamie Heffernan and trained by Aidan O’Brien
  14. Serpentine (IRE) – first-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey Emmet McNamara and trained by Aidan O’Brien
  15. Vatican City (IRE) – eighth-place finish – 17/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey Padraig Beggy and trained by Aidan O’Brien
  16. Worthily (USA) – sixteenth-place finish – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey Martin Harley and trained by John Gosden

Tips

You don’t need us to tell you that The Derby is one of the best races in the world to place some bets on. However, you might need us to tell you who the most likely contenders are if you’re not particularly familiar with the runners.

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Odds

Odds for The Cazoo Derby ranged from 5/2 for the race favourite Kameko all the way up to a mighty 150/1 for the longest outsider Gold Maze last time out.

The rearranged edition of The Epsom Derby was in fact won by 25/1 outsider Serpentine, who transformed £10 outright backing stakes into £260 in returns, £250 in profits for those that backed the outsider.

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Previous Runners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Cazoo Epsom Derby at The Epsom Derby Festival, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

The winner of The Cazoo Epsom Derby last time out at the rearranged meeting in July 2020 at Epsom Downs Racecourse was 25/1 outsider Serpentine, ridden by jockey Emmet McNamara and trained by Aidan O’Brien.

50/1 longer outsider Khalifa Sat finished five and a half lengths behind Serpentine in second place, followed by 66/1 even longer outsider Amhran Na Bhfiann in third place and 5/2 race favourite Kameko in fourth.

2019

On Derby Day at The Epsom Derby Festival in 2019, the winner of The Cazoo Epsom Derby was 13/2 priced Anthony Van Dyck, ridden by jockey Seamie Heffernan and trained by Aidan O’Brien.

10/1 priced Madhmoon finished just half a length behind Anthony Van Dyck in second place, followed by 20/1 outsider Japan in third place and 4/1 second-favourite Broome in fourth.

2018

16/1 outsider Masar finished first in The Cazoo Epsom Derby on Derby Day at The Epsom Derby Festival in 2018, ridden by jockey William Buick and trained by Charlie Appleby.

20/1 longer outsider Dee Ex Bee finished a length and a half behind Masar in second place, followed by 6/1 second-favourite Roaring Lion in third place and ⅘ race favourite Saxon Warrior in fourth.

2017

Back in 2017, the winner of The Cazoo Epsom Derby at Epsom Downs Racecourse for The Epsom Derby Festival was 40/1 outsider Wings Of Eagles, ridden by jockey Padraig Beggy and trained by Aidan O’Brien.

5/1 joint second-favourite Cliffs Of Moher finished just three-quarters of a length behind Wings Of Eagles in second place, followed by 7/2 race favourite Cracksman in third place and 5/1 joint second-favourite Eminent in fourth.

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