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2021 Epsom Derby Odds - Mac Swiney cut into 6/1 as Bolshoi Ballet leads the way

  • We've taken a look through the latest betting for the 2021 Epsom Derby
  • This famous Classic takes place at Epsom on Saturday 5th May
  • Bolshoi Ballet
  • Mac Swiney has been cut into 6/1 after winning the Irish 2000 Guineas
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Mac Swiney wins The Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes at Doncaster. (Getty)

There's now less than two weeks to go before the 2021 Derby takes place at Epsom, and the betting for this famous Classic is really starting to heat up. Let's take a look through the latest betting for this year's Epsom Derby.

2021 Epsom Derby Odds


Name
Odds
Bolshoi Ballet15/8
High Definition3/1
Mac Swiney6/1
Mohaafeth7/1
John Leeper8/1
Hurricane Lane8/1
Third Realm11/1
Van Gogh14/1
Bar16/1

*Odds taken on 25/5/21*

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Bolshoi Ballet tops the betting for the 2021 Epsom Derby, having impressed on both his starts at Leopardstown this season. Stablemate High Definition was beaten for the first time in his career in the Dante, but he was still cut into 4/1 second-favoritism after staying on for third at York.

This weekend's big move came from Mac Swiney, after Jim Bolger's star made all and held stablemate Poetic Flare at bay to win the Irish 2000 Guineas.

Bolger had said at the start of the season that the Derby was the plan for Mac Swiney and, despite winning that Classic over a mile, Bolger reiterated his desire to go to Epsom.

“In my mind there isn’t anything ahead of him. The form is there now.” Bolger told the press.

"I’m the world’s worst punter so asking me what price he should be wouldn’t get a very knowledgeable answer. I thought that he stuck to the task really well. Any horse wishing to take him on and beat him in the future will have to be up for it because he isn’t going to give in easily,”

Mac Swiney is now a 6/1 shot to win the 2021 Epsom Derby, meaning the top three runners in the betting are all Irish trained. Mohaafeth is the highest placed British runner in the current betting, but he won't run at Epsom if the ground comes up soft.

John Leeper and Hurricane Lane sit at single-figure prices, and both impressed their trainers at a recent racecourse gallop around Epsom Downs. As did One Ruler, who could join Hurricane Lane in the field.

Irish Guineas third Van Gogh and Sir Lamorak could be the third and fourth runners for Aidan O'Brien in this year's Derby. Trials winner Third Realm, Youth Spirit and Lone Eagle also feature in the betting. 

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