It’s one of the most historic horse races on the circuit and one of the oldest sporting events still being held. The Epsom Derby is back this weekend on Saturday June 2 and like the Grand National, this is a time when experienced bettors come together with the occasional punter to have a flutter on this Group One event.
Back in 2017 the market was very tight but this year, one horse is way ahead of the rest of the field. The Aidan O’Brien trained Saxon Warrior is an odds on option right across the board but over at Coral, new customers can get a much better deal under this promotion which has mighty odds of 33/1 on the table.
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Current ante post betting shows that Coral are one of a clutch of bookmakers offering standard market odds of 8/11 on a Saxon Warrior win this weekend. Elsewhere, you can improve on that marginally by taking the best industry price of 4/5 from Black Type or 188Bet.
To emphasise the expectation for this horse, the second favourite Roaring Lion is some way back at best odds of 6/1 with 188Bet and then we drift even further to Young Rascal at a top price of 12/1 with William Hill.
Those numbers simply serve to underline the potential value in this offer so, if it sounds of interest, here’s a guide to what happens next.
The deal is for new Coral customers only so you will need to sign up for a new account in the first instance. Don’t worry – this is a fast and easy process, requiring only the most basic of information and sent over a secure server.
Within around two minutes or so you will be welcomed on board as the newest Coral customer and now it’s time to add some funds to cover the bet. The minimum deposit set by this promotion is £5.00 and we suggest you use a debit or credit card to do this as the majority of eWallet providers, including Skrill, Neteller and PaySafe are specifically excluded and funding via these methods will render the offer null and void.
With plastic, you will be free to proceed with the promo and your funds should be ready to use immediately.
Making the Bet
With those funds at your disposal, stake the fixed sum of £1.00 on this opening bet of Saxon Warrior to win the 2018 Investec Derby. The race itself takes place this Saturday, June 18 and is set to get underway at 4.30pm UK time.
You can watch it live on the BBC if you like but whatever happens, if Saxon Warrior comes first past the post, he will trigger a two part payment process as follows:
In the first instance, you should expect to see a payment made in cash based on Coral’s standard price for a Saxon Warrior win. This is scheduled to hit your account shortly after the race ends while the balance, up to the 33/1 price boost, will then be paid out as a series of free bet tokens within 24 hours.
If, however, the bet fails and Saxon Warrior does not win the race, you will receive a £5.00 free bet token as Coral’s consolation. Please note that any tokens must be used up within 4 days of receipt or they will expire and while that point rounds off our full summary of the main terms of this deal, you can check all ts and cs in full on the Coral promotions page.
In 2017, Wings of Eagles came home in the Investec Derby as a 40/1 outsider, thereby proving that surprise outcomes can still happen in this race. In general, however, the Derby provides less shocks than other big group ones but last year’s result does underline the fact that this offer isn’t guaranteed.
Saxon Warrior is certainly a worthy favourite and the Aidan O’Brien horse has four straight wins from his opening four races including victory in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket at the beginning of May. That event is seen as a key Derby trial so the signs for this offer are good and if you are happy to get behind the market leader, those enhanced odds of 33/1 are unlikely to be beaten.