2016 Epsom Derby Preview - We bring you all the runners and riders ahead of the big day

The countdown is nearly at an end and one of the season's most eagerly awaited occasions fast approaches - the Epsom Derby!

2016 Epsom Derby Preview - We bring you all the runners and riders ahead of the big day

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Is the Epsom Derby the world's greatest flat race? Many would think that it is and we're inclined to agree. Ok so there may be bigger prize money elsewhere but for sheer spectacle and atmosphere there is nothing to rival Epson on it's big day. Top hats in abundance, picnics on the hill and a happy carnival atmosphere, the Derby Festival is whatever you want to make it. A few winners never go amiss either and there's no shortage of top-quality races upon which to punt your hard-earned reddies.

It is an occasion that delivers a quintessentially British experience and there is little doubt that all jockeys want to win the Derby, a race which only three-year-old horses can compete in. The runners and riders are constantly changing but as we close in on the big day itself, we can bring you the full list of entries for the 2017 Investec Derby on June 3rd.

Will we see an A P O'Brien winner in the Derby? We wouldn't be surprised given that he has seven entries in the big race, however John Gosden's Cracksman leads the way at 7/2 and with two wins to his name, we expect to see this runner feature in the front three at the very least. O'Brien's 'Cliffs Of Moher' is next in the betting at 4/1, the Bay Colt having won his last two outings with the most recent at Chester in the Homeserve Dee Stakes earlier this month.

Either way, we're once again promised a thrilling and thoroughly enjoyable Investec Derby Festival and you can add to your enjoyment by /free-bets on the big race.


Click here for the full list of runners and riders in the 2017 Investec Derby