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Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

Fancy a flutter? What bookies have on offer for Epsom's big day

Diore Lia: whole issue of whether she should or should not have run in the Derby got far too much publicity
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The ante-post Derby market has been unusually stagnant this year with no trial race winner attracting a plunge from punters, as is usually the case, and the uncertainty of 2,000 Guineas winner Churchill's participation also having a becalming influence.

However, the Derby offers have flooded in to attract punters with Sky Bet offering each-way betting to include the first five at one-fifth of the odds, with bet365 and Coral going a quarter the odds the first four.

With Cliffs Of Moher and Cracksman vying for favouritism at around 4-1 some layers are betting on who will start favourite, including Eminent.

Aidan O'Brien's dominance of the Classics so far is being played on by some bookmakers with Ladbrokes going 11-2 he saddles the first two, 16-1 the first three, 50-1 the first four and 200-1 the first five.

Bet365 go 50-1 Diore Lia will finish in the first ten and 1-20 she is 16th or worse, while Paddy Power go 2-7 she finishes last.

Paddy Power have also come up with the distance she is beaten with 11-10 she is beaten up to 54 lengths and 5-2 it is 76 lengths or more by which she trails home.

For those who want the Diore Lia story to run and run, the firm go 8-11 she will not win a race this year and evens she does.

For those wanting a winner before racing starts, you can bet on the colour of the Queen's hat. Ladbrokes make blue 2-1 favourite.

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While it will take an act of god for Diore Lia to win bookmakers already have massive liabilities about racing's Eddie The Eagle competitor
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