The runners are confirmed. The stalls have been drawn. The favourite in the betting has emerged. It’s time for the latest running of the Epsom Derby – and this is how you can watch the world’s greatest flat race on television.
Epsom Derby TV Channel
ITV Racing have live coverage of this year’s Derby Festival from Epsom Downs.
On Derby Saturday, The Opening Show whets the appetite from 9am on ITV4 before coverage from Epsom Downs gets underway on ITV from 1.25pm. The build up to the big race continues until the runners and riders go to post at 4.30pm.
Paddy Power has been sponsoring all of ITV Racing’s excellent live coverage since January 1. That’s every televised meet throughout 2021 as well as on-demand and catch up services, licensing rights, the ITV Racing app and the ITV7 competition as well. The mega-deal covers almost 100 days of racing every year for you to enjoy on the telly box.
Paddy Power News already brings you knowledgeable insight and expert analysis from the brightest and best minds in racing like ITV pundits Matt Chapman, Mick Fitzgerald and Jason Weaver as well as the legendary Ruby Walsh. You can expect that to continue throughout the summer’s flat racing programme.
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Epsom Derby 2021 Tips
*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change
Timeform: “It’s very notable that the hugely-exciting BOLSHOI BALLET is the only runner for Ballydoyle and he can give Aidan O’Brien a stunning ninth Derby this century, 20 years on from his sire Galileo’s victory. He won the two main Irish trials impressively and should have even more to offer over this longer trip. Mohaafeth, Hurricane Lane and Irish 2000 Guineas-winner Mac Swiney complete the shortlist.”
Mick Fitzgerald: “BOLSHOI BALLET looked the real deal at Leopardstown and powered through the line, he certainly wasn’t stopping anyway.”
Matt Chapman: “The horse who I expect to improve the most on what we have seen is JOHN LEEPER for Ed Dunlop, and now Frankie Dettori rides. By the beast Frankel out of Snow Fairy, an Oaks winner for the same connections as John Leeper, I suspect my selection will massively step up for a longer trip.”
Jason Weaver: “Paddy is offering a ridiculous price for ONE RULER each way as we still don’t truly know how good he may be.”
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