Winter Derby Betting Odds Comparison - Lingfield Park

27/02/2021 14:40:00

The Winter Derby Stakes is a race that has been in operation since 1998 and it takes place at Lingfield Racecourse, where the leading contenders compete on the all-weather polytrack surface over one mile and two furlongs in a bid to land the spoils in this Group 3 race.

No horse has yet managed to win this race more than once although perhaps things will be different after the 2021 Winter Derby considering that Dubai Warrior will be lining up after winning the 2020 renewal, although there are several quality runners arriving in a bid to land the winner’s prize of £30,000.

Can Dubai Warrior Land Back-to-Back Winter Derby Titles?

Dubai Warrior was not trainer John Gosden’s first Winter Derby winner considering that Wissahickon triumphed for the same handler in 2019, with Frankie Dettori in the saddle on both occasions and the legendary Italian jockey is likely to be on board for this clash.

Since winning the Winter Derby last year, the five-year-old had a disappointing run at Sandown in July before returning to the all-weather surface over the winter and there was a victory in the Betway Churchill Stakes before the horse finished third in the Betway Quebec Stakes despite being sent off as strong favourite.

Nevertheless, Gosden will have high hopes that his charge can frank the form shown in that previous race where the horse looked every inch the winner before being touched off narrowly before the winning post.

Will Sangarius Strike Again to Win at Lingfield?

Sangarius was the winner of the Quebec Stakes and the five-year-old really announced himself in a race where he was trading at betting odds of 5/1 when Ryan Moore steered him to victory and the horse is now the market favourite to win the Winter Derby.

Sir Michael Stoute’s runner could be the one to take all the beating and the bookies have made him the betting favourite to land victory in this one, while we shouldn’t forget that the same horse triumphed at the 2019 Royal Ascot meeting when obliging in the Hampton Court Stakes before undergoing wind surgery.

However, there was a horse called Bangkok who split the front two in the betting last time he raced and we shouldn’t disregard a runner that got pipped at the post, with trainer Andrew Balding hoping for slightly better fortune this time around.

Interestingly, Bangkok was sent off as the 8/13 favourite to win last year’s Winter Derby before being beaten into third place, although perhaps he represents the best each-way value in the race, with Extra Elusive and Felix among the front runners in the betting market also.