2023 The Saudi Derby Betting Odds at Riyadh racecourse

Saturday, 25 February 2023

There is going to be a lively battle according to the latest Riyadh racing odds, with customers wanting to place their bets on the Saudi Derby and hopefully pick out a winner. Havnameltdown is trading as the short priced favourite although the odds suggest that a runner from the field is likely to usurp the market leader, with Bob Baffert training an American raider who could take all the beating.

Derma Sotogake comes next in the betting, with Continuar and Speed Boat Beach also trading at a similar price. From an each-way point-of-view, all of these horses can return a profit if they hit the frame and it’s a case of working out which one is most likely to trouble the favourite at Riyadh.

2023 Saudi Derby Betting Tips

Havnameltdown is clearly the horse with the best credentials in the race. The three-year-old was able to secure a victory in the San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita on 29 January, with this win coming against three other horses over seven furlongs. There was a one and a half length win against Faustin, with the runner previously winning the Bob Hope Stakes at Del Mar.

There’s an element of the unknown about these young horses and the favourite has done all his running in America thus far, with Derma Sotogake one of many Japanese raiders who are heading to Riyadh to compete at this meeting. A win in Kawasaki last December certainly laid bare his credentials, with the horse winning a local Group 1 encounter.

Bob Baffert has more than one lively chance in this race and Speed Boat Beach is clearly another classy operator who might have enough to beat his rivals. The horse was sent off as the 17/10 favourite in the Cecil B Demille Stakes and didn’t disappoint when landing the honours in this Grade 3 encounter on the turf.

The other Japanese runners who have a chance include Continuar who runs for Yoshito Yahagi, with this regarded as a strong each-way prospect, while Hideyuki Mori goes into this race mob-handed thanks to having Ecoro Ares and From Dusk lining up for a race where there are lots of different ways to bet on this horse race.