ROMEO FAVOURED BY LAYERS AFTER DERBY DRAW

Ian Fortune

My first instinct when viewing the Star Sports/ TRC English Derby draw was that Kildare would shorten up after being handed a favourable draw in the blue of trap two but it was actually Romeo Magico that shortened up after being handed a trap four draw.

Of course, trap four has been seen as the “bingo box” during the competition and Romeo Magico actually posted his fastest sectional of the classic from the box in the quarter finals. He is now a very best priced 2-1 with most firms cutting his price to 7-4 or shorter.

In contrast, Kildare is now generally available at 9-4. But the real mover was Hello Hammond. The 8-1 on offer yesterday is still available in a couple of places but he is generally a 6-1 chance. Priceless Jet is still available at 4-1, although not as widely as he was ahead of the draw. Mickys Barrett and Savana Beau remain the outsiders at 10-1 and 20-1 respectively.