Ian Fortune

Long-time Irish Derby sponsors Boylesports have released their prices for the 2021 renewal of the blue riband event.

The final of the classic, which is scheduled for Saturday, September 18th, may be almost ten months away but there are a number of names at the head of the betting that seem certain to be still involved.

Liam Dowling is certainly well represented with three of the four co favourites representing his Ballymac outfit. In fact, he’s responsible for four of the top seven in the market. Dowling’s Ballymac Ariel, Ballymac Wild and Ballymac Cashout are all at 20-1 at the head of the market where they are joined by Ollie Bray’s hugely exciting Knight Tornado.

Just behind the quarter are Great Name That, Skywalker Barry, Native Maestro and Newinn Session at 25-1. There’s also a pretty select group at 33-1 including Doolin Duke, Glengar Bale, Deadly Samuri and the Oaks champion Ballymac Beanie.


20           Ballymac Ariel

20           Ballymac Wild

20           Ballymac Cashout

20           Knight Tornado

25           Great Name That

25           Skywalker Barry

25           Native Maestro

25           Newinn Session

33           Bull Run Norris

33           Ballymac Beanie

33           Glengar Bale

33           Doolin Duke

33           Deadly Samuri

50           Newinn Sheedy

50           Deerjet Sydney

66           Billys Diva

66           Deadly Missile

66           Rathcoole Fox

66           Indesatchel

66           Feudal Spirit

66           Coolavanny Chick

66           Toolmaker Sydney

100         Scooby Princess

100         Catchmeflying

100         Droopys Curio

100         Ballymac Gaybo

100         Amazing Champ

100         Knocknaboul Syd

100         Jaytee Japan