Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

What Odds Worst Derby Winner This Century?

William Hill are betting on what official rating this year’s Derby winner will achieve, with 5-1 offered that the victor is the worst in the race this century.

Ruler Of The World scored the lowest rating since the turn of the millennium when he was rated 120 after landing the 2013 Derby.

“There’s a chance that this year’s Derby winner could be officially the worst this century,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “However, like all racing fans, we’re hopeful there is a superstar waiting to run the performance of his life.”
“It’s worth considering that Minding has already achieved a rating of 120, so she would appear to have a huge chance if she ran against the boys.”

It’s Even-Money with William Hill that the Derby winner achieves a rating between 120 to 123 in the June feature at Epsom, with 7-4 between 124 and 127.

Six Derby winners in the past 16 renewals have been rated between 120 and 123 for their victory at Epsom, while nine have been between 124 and 127.

The highest rated winner of the century was Workforce in 2010 when he was given a rating of 128 for his Derby win.

It’s 10-1 that this year’s Derby hero emulates Workforce and gets an official rating of 128 or higher.

What Official Rating Will The Derby Winner Achieve?:

5-1 Below 120

EVENS 120 to 123

7-4 124 to 127

10-1 128 or above

(Official Rating the Derby winner achieves for victory at Epsom)

Investec Derby: 5-2 Minding (with a run), 4-1 US Army Ranger, Wings Of Desire (needs to be supplemented), 6-1 The Gurkha, 8-1 Deauville, 9-1 Cloth Of Stars (needs to be supplemented), 10-1 Midterm, 12-1 Moonlight Magic, 14-1 Massaat, 16-1 Harzand, Idaho, Port Douglas, Ulysses, 20-1 Johannes Vermeer, Shogun, 25-1 Algometer, Emotionless, Humphrey Bogart (needs to be supplemented), Linguistic (needs to be supplemented), Marcel, Muntazah, Royal Artillery, Zarak, 33-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

Investec Oaks: 11-10 Minding, 5-2 So Mi Dar, 10-1 Ballydoyle, 16-1 Even Song, Turret Rocks, 20-1 Alice Springs, Architecture, Coolmore, Fadillah, Seventh Heaven, Somehow, 25-1 Andastra, Beautiful Morning, Harlequeen, Pretty Perfect, 33-1 Dawn Of Hope, First Victory, Love Potion, Tiptree, 40-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)