The Derby Festival 2023: Frankie Dettori Aiming to Sign Off in Style

The Derby Festival 2023: Frankie Dettori Aiming to Sign Off in Style

The eyes of the horse racing world will be on Epsom this weekend as the prestigious Derby Festival is staged at the Surrey track.

While The Derby is the standout race of the meeting, the supporting cast over each of the two days is not too shabby.

All the top horse racing betting sites have already priced up the big races ahead of what is one the biggest weekends of the year in racing.

Read on as we look at each of the Group 1 races at The Derby Festival and highlight three horses we believe are worth following.


  • Lonsdale on point for the Coronation.
  • O’Brien bidding to continue Oaks dominance.
  • Dettori hoping to sparkle in The Derby.

Point Lonsdale Bidding to be Crowned in the Coronation

Top Irish trainer has plenty of fancied runners at the meeting and he has an excellent chance of winning the Coronation Cup on Friday.

Several UK betting apps are offering odds of 7/2 for Point Lonsdale to emerge victorious and he looks the value bet in a competitive race.

The four-year-old took his career tally to six wins from eight starts when recording a hard-fought victory in the Huxley Stakes at Chester in May.

The step up to twelve furlongs should suit Point Lonsdale down to the ground and he may be tough to stop under jockey Ryan Moore.

O’Brien Chasing Yet Another Oaks Victory

Punters bidding to make a profit from betting offers on The Derby Festival will likely view The Oaks as a chance to make a swift return.

O’Brien is chasing his fourth successive victory in the race and will saddle hugely impressive Cheshire Oaks winner Savethelastdance on Friday.

The daughter of Galileo romped home by 22 lengths at the Cheshire track and it is tough to imagine any of her rivals keeping pace with her at Epsom.

Running Lion, Soul Sister and Eternal Hope are the main contenders, but they are expected to be battling for place money at best.

Dettori Aiming for Winning Derby Swansong

The Derby on Saturday has attracted a strong field of promising middle-distance colts, and picking a winner is no easy task.

O’Brien’s best hope of success is Auguste Rodin, who he has described as one of the best horses he has trained despite a disappointing defeat in the 2000 Guineas.

While it would be no surprise to see the horse bounce back to form, there are plenty of other runners capable of winning the race.

They include Arrest, who will be jockey Frankie Dettori’s final ride in The Derby. He looks good each-way value at odds of 7/1 with BetUK.

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