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2022 Epsom Derby Odds - Desert Crown favourite after Dante demolition

By Jon Vine
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24 May 2022
  • Latest odds and betting for the 2022 Epsom Derby
  • This famous Classic will be run at Epsom on Saturday 4th June
  • Desert Crown jumped to the head of the betting after winning the Dante Stakes
  • Stone Age, United Nations, Changingoftheguard and Star Of India were all cut after winning key trials
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Richard Kingscote riding Desert Crown win The Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes at York. (Getty)
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On the first Saturday in June, many of the sport's finest three-year-olds will take to the hallowed turf at Epsom Downs to take part in the 2022 Epsom Derby. This famous race will be watched by millions of racing fans around the world and it's currently a Sir Michael Stoute entrant who tops the Derby market.

Let's take a look through the latest Epsom Derby betting and run through the headline entries.

2022 Epsom Derby Odds

Desert Crown9/4
Stone Age5/2
Nations Pride8/1
Piz Badile8/1
United Nations14/1
Star Of India16/1
Walk Of Stars16/1

*Odds taken on 24/5/22*

2022 Epsom Derby Entries

Desert Crown2022 Epsom Derby FavouriteGET 9/4 HERE
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After ante-post favourite Luxembourg was ruled out through injury, the betting for this year's Derby is headed by Desert Crown. Sir Michael Stoute's charge claimed his second-straight victory with a superb performance in the Dante Stakes, and QuinnBet list Desert Crown as their 2/1 favourite.

Prior to the Dante, Aidan O'Brien had dominated the Epsom Derby Trials, both in England and at home in Ireland. Stone Age had jumped to the top of the betting prior to the Dante, after bolting up in the big trial at Leopardstown this weekend. Changingoftheguard also sits prominently in the Epsom betting, after beating New London in the Chester Vase.

Star Of India
thrust his hat into the Derby picture by winning the Dee Stakes during Chester's May Festival. United Nations then saw off Walk Of Stars in the Lingfield Derby Trial and he too was cut towards the head of the Derby betting.

The youngest of Aidan's two sons, Donnacha O'Brien could throw Ballysax Stakes winner Piz Badile into the mix. Joseph O'Brien could be represented by Buckaroo, who finished second to Piz Badile in the Ballysax before bolting up over a mile in the Tetrarch Stakes last time out.

Charlie Appleby has Walk Of Stars and Nahanni entered up, and could supplement runaway Newmarket Stakes winner, Nations Pride into the Derby mix. Westover got the better of Cash when they met in the Sandown Derby Trial last month, and both look likely to take up their Classic entries.

Guineas fourth Eydon could step up in trip at Epsom. Other possible runners at the 2022 Epsom Derby Festival include Dante runner-up Royal Patronage, Lysander for the in-form William Haggas, and Andrew Balding's duo of Masekela and Hoo Ya Mal.

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