With the powerful Ballydoyle stable of Aidan O'Brien expected to have four runners in this Saturday's Investec Derby at Epsom including red-hot favourite Australia Irish bookmaker Paddy Power are quoting 8-13 that the trainer will win the world's most famous Flat race for the fifth time, and third in a row following the victories of Camelot in 2012 and Ruler Of The World 12 months ago.
As well as Australia O'Brien is likely to also saddle unlucky Derrinstown Stud third Geoffrey Chaucer ( our 16-1 ante-post selection and now a top price 8-1 ) together with MBNA Chester Vase winner Orchestra and Betfair Cash Out Dee Stakes victor Kingfisher. While Joseph O'Brien is expected to ride the current best priced 5-4 favourite ( Paddy Power and 888.sport ) and Ryan Moore, fresh from his successful French Derby ride aboard The Grey Gatsby, looks odds-on to partner Geoffrey Chaucer the mounts on the other two are still up for grabs.
By Galileo out of multiple Group 1 winning mare Ouija Board, Australia is certainly bred to win a Derby and his young rider appears full of confidence going into the race, saying: " Ever since he came into the yard and started working he's always been a good horse. He's bred to stay the trip, bred to handle the track and bred to win the Derby which is what you need going to Epsom. It's the ultimate test of a racehorse. You need to have a horse with pace, balance and that will get the trip. It's the ultimate test of horse and rider. It's the race every jockey wants to win. He's got plenty of pace, hopefully he'll get the trip but it's an unknown, his mum and dad handled the track well. We're looking forward to it."
Last year's Racing Post Trophy winner Kingston Hill was the best backed horse on Tuesday and is now a general 8-1 chance with firms to give trainer Roger Varian a first Derby victory.