The 136th Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday afternoon at the hallowed track of Churchill Downs, and horse racing betting fanatics certainly aren’t going to want to miss any of the action! As a first look at the race, here are our thoughts on some of the contenders and potential upstart long shots that have a chance at cashing winning tickets in the 136rd Run for the Roses.
(the number listed with each horse is the payout on a $100 wager if the horse wins the derby)
Lookin At Lucky +200 – Lookin at Lucky is most likely going to go off as the favorite to win the Derby on Saturday, and why not? He’s the only million dollar horse coming into the field now that Eskendereya has been scratched, and he was nearly undefeated as a two year old. This horse has been a favorite (and quite often at odds on) in every race that he has run since his maiden, and he’ll be popular amongst Kentucky Derby bettors. Trainer Bob Baffert hasn’t won a Kentucky Derby since 1999, but he is still one of the best in the business and knows what it takes to win Triple Crown races.
Devil May Care +800 – If you’re hoping to find a filly along the lines of Rachel Alexandra or Zenyatta in this field, you won’t find one. However, Devil May Care is a sneaky entrant that could become the fourth filly to win the Kentucky Derby and the first since 1988 to pull off the feat. She is a total question mark who has a strong history against the girls, but no data whatsoever against the boys. She has a race that normally suits well at Churchill Downs, as she is going to come from slightly off the pace. Keep an eye on Devil May Care.
Dublin +1000 – Much like Lookin At Lucky, Dublin is used to going off as a favorite. He hasn’t competed against the same type of competition as the likely Derby choice, but he is arguably just as dangerous even though he has underachieved in his career. Dublin hasn’t won since the G1 Hopeful as a two year old. However, he continues to come in on the board in every race that he runs. At his most recent race, the G2 Arkansas Derby, he was edged out by Line of David, a colt that came out of nowhere to pull the huge upset.
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