Irish derby news | Westover chairs Irish derby betting

It’s the Irish derby from Curragh Racecourse in England on Saturday and all eyes will be on the third Epsom Derby – Westover – as the 3-year-old trained by Ralph Beckett advances for two better places.

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Epsom Derby Third Westover Heads betting on the 2022 Irish Derby

The big race for horses this week is the Irish Derby, from Corrague Racecourse, on Saturday 25 June. With a huge amount of winning horses worth €570,000, we can expect some of the best 3-year-old ponies to head to Ireland – including the Epsom Derby in third place for the season – Westover @ 11/8 with 888Sport.

Trained by Ralph Beckett, the 3-year-old ran well to claim bronze in the English derby three weeks ago and many feel he is ready to go straight like that and go two better on Saturday in the Irish version.

He has so far only made five rounds in his career and is yet to finish his first three, with two wins.

That latest round in the Epsom Derby was also Westover’s first attempt during the longer 1 square meter ride, but she’s stayed in really good shape to suggest it fits. Eagle-eyed racing fans would have also noticed that Westover didn’t get the clearest start in the derby, so he could have come close.

Yes, the derby winner – the Desert Crown – would have won the race, but there is a strong case to say that Westover would have finished second without holding that back.

The “good news” for Westover supporters is that Desert Crown did not take part in Saturday’s Irish derby – paving the way for Beckett’s horse to add this first group competition to his résumé.

WESTOVER’s back for the Irish Derby @ 11/8 with 888Sport

Irish coach Aidan O’Brien has won the Irish Derby 14 times

Best Handler in Irish Horse Racing – Aidan O’Brien He has an impressive record in the Irish Derby, having won the race 14 times. In fact, no other coach has won the Irish Derby more than once – the first of those successes came in 1997 with the Desert King and the last in 2020 with Santiago.

This year we can expect another strong hand from O’Brien as he looks to win his 15th Irish Derby. Stone Age @ 9/2 with 888Sport, Who was last seen in sixth place in the Epsom Derby, will be one of his potential participations, with Royal Ascot’s last top scorer – Changingoftheguard @4/1 with 888Sportwho won King Edward VII Stakes last week, and Bluegrass @ 8/1 with 888Sport, who was last seen finishing third in the Dante Stakes in York, is another potential rider in the Irish O’Brien Derby.

The Irish Derby finalists will be announced on Thursday 23 June, but at this point O’Brien also has a handful of potential entries – Point Lonsdale, Star of India, United Nations, Martinstown, Anchorage, Glonthon, Huth, Ivy League, Newfoundland, Thames , screenwriter of Waterville, Sun King, Temple of Artemis, Acropolis, Cougar, Navajo Warrior, Sussex, Coast of Dalmatian, Downing Street, Fleet Commander, Samuel Pepes, Shark Bay and Luxembourg. So it’s a good idea to check back once the Irish derby finalists are listed on Thursday 23 June if you want O’Brien in action again.

Note: Odds are subject to change

Time, date and venue for the 2022 Irish Derby?

🕙 Time: 3:45 PM (UK time)
Date: Saturday 25 June 2022
🏇 Racetrack: Korag
Winner: 570,000 euros
📺 TV: RacingTV and ITV

The new Irish derby winners

2021 – Hurricane Lane (4/1)
2020 – Santiago (2/1 fav)
2019 – Soviet (33/1)
2018 – Latrobe (1/1)
2017 – Capri (1/6)
2016 – Harsand (4/6 fav)
2015 Jack Hobbs (10/11 fave)
2014 – Australia (1/8 fav)
2013 – Leather Trade (1/6)
2012 – Camelot (1/5 favorite)
2011 – Treasure Beach (7/2)
2010 – Cape Blanco (7/2)
2009 – Fame and Glory (8/11 Fav)
2008 – Frozen Fire (1/1)
2007 – Soldier of Wealth (1/5)
2006 – Dylan Thomas (9/2 fave)
2005 – Hurricane Run (Fav 4/5)
2004 – Gray Swallow (1/10)
2003- Al-Ishar (4/1)

Irish Derby betting trends and statistics

19/19 – Race the last 5 weeks
16/19 – won by Irish yard
16/19 – Favorites placed in the top 4
15/19 – rolled 6/1 or shorter in pot
15/19 – Won a team race before
15/19 – has won at least 1m2f before
14/19 – Have 3 or more career wins
14/19 – came from the top three in betting
14/19 – Finished in the top three last time
13/19 – Failed to win their last race
13/19 – He ran the Epsom Derby last time
13/19 – Never seen a Curragh before
11/19 – trained by Aidan O’Brien (14 race wins in total)
8/19 – Placed in the Epsom Derby (3 winners, Harzand, Australia and Camelot)
4/19 – Previous Group A winners
4/19 – Fought by Simi Heffernan
2/19 – Rainy by William Buick
The average winning SP in the last 20 years is 6/1
Jockey Ryan Moore has never won an Irish Derby

Watch Hurricane Lane win the 2021 Irish Derby

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