The sport of kings has been sadly missed by fans of racing over the past few months, but now must watch races are coming thick and fast, and there can be none more highly anticipated than the 2020 Investec Derby. This year’s pool of three year old talent see’s the likes of current favourite English King, take on his nearest rivals in the betting market, Kameko and Russia Emperor.
One person cheering on Kameko and jockey Oisin Murphy will no doubt be his trainer Andrew Balding. He’ll hope to both add the Derby to his list of major wins, but also emulate his Father Ian Balding’s 1971 Derby winning achievement with Mill Reef. Kameko recently handily won the 2,000 Guineas and so this may well be Balding’s golden opportunity to achieve his dream.
“I think any person training flat horses would have a void in their CV if they finish their career and they haven’t won the Derby” said the hopeful trainer to Betway. In a few days time, we’ll know whether it’s a case of job done for Balding, or back to the drawing board. Don’t miss it!
Last year’s Derby winner was Anthony Van Dyck, ridden by Seamie Heffernan and trained by Aidan O’Brien. He won at starting odds of 13/2 with prize money of £921,538 for the winner.