This horse will win the Derby, surely?

By Stephen Pollard
May 18, 2007

OK, this isn't a tipping site. But...

I was out all yesterday and only caught up with the Dante result late last night. Authorized, the ante post Derby favourite, made his comeback. And what a performance! I can't remember being so taken by a Derby trial in years. Not, in fact, since the ill-fated Shergar won the Chester Vase.

Authorized's price has come in - as it would do after such a scintillating win. But at 6/4 - a 50% return on investment - that is some price for what I think must be as near a certainty as one can have in a race like the Derby.

(I've doubled him up with Passage of Time in the Oaks at 5/2, whose Musidora win was also impressive, I thought.)

UPDATE I am corrected by a commenter: You must do things differently in the UK. If I bet $10 a horse at 6/4 in Australia, I would get $25 - including my $10 stake - if the horse won. Thats 150% on investment.


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