Kentucky Derby Odds: Favorites, Contenders, Betting Lines

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The mile and a quarter distance is also new territory for numerous horses in the race, so projecting how they'll fare could come down to their breeding and a little guesswork. "Just like only some of the Cubs teams were actually good".

The 2018 Kentucky Derby - the first leg of that fabled Triple Crown - is finally here. Only two, Bodeimeister in 2012 and Air Forbes One in 1982, entered the gate as favorites. Air Forbes One finished seventh. "Even though he's vocal and cries out and calls to other horses, he's not coltish and doesn't draw or show".

He did so again on Friday morning, again drawing a sizable crowd, as he prepares for Saturday's United States $2 million Kentucky Derby (Group 1). There are four live races Thursday, including The Longines Kentucky Oaks race for female horses.

"That's not a factor". "Lightly raced is the problem".

"I'm over the moon and it was the way he did it, going forward from the start and doing it the hard way", O'Brien told the Irish Times after the race.

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James Scully, a racing analyst with TwinSpires.com, believes the curse most certainly will fall soon and this year represents the best chance, yet.

This year, Pletchers' runners are all capable of wearing the roses, beginning with Florida Derby winner Audible, Arkansas Derby winner Magnum Moon, Wood Memorial winner Vino Rossi and Louisiana Derby winner Noble Indy.

In the 24 hours leading up to the Kentucky Derby, gamblers have started betting heavily on My Boy Jack and his odds have fallen from a 20/1 longshot all the way to 5/1.

"These are the most talented Apollo horses and we have two of them", Scully said.

Subscribing to a streaming service just to watch the Kentucky Derby online may seem like a bad bet, but with DirecTV Now's seven-day free trial, you can tack on a few extra days of entertainment, gratis, before any payments would kick in.

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That's also meant horses are racing less coming into the Derby.

Mendelssohn, a half-brother to three-time Breeders' Cup victor and Eclipse champion Beholder, is the first runner from Europe to start the event as the favorite since Arazi, who finished eighth in 1992.

The race takes place on Saturday, 5 May at 11.50pm United Kingdom time (6.50pm in Louisville). For instance, National Hockey League fans are 45% more likely and MLB fans are 38% more likely to watch the race.

"There's nothing like knowing you have a horse like that and you go, man", Baffert said.

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