Kentucky Derby Betting

May 8, 2011 by staff 

Kentucky Derby Betting, For horse racing bettors informal, Saturday is essentially the Opening Day of the horse racing season when the 137th edition of the Kentucky Derby, the most prestigious horse race in America and the first leg of the Triple Crown, which is run at Churchill Downs in Louisville. (For the dedicated horse racing fans, Saturday is more like the conference championship weekend in the NFL, but the Breeders’ Cup is the Super Bowl.)

Would be a full field of 20 to 3 years old, but that changed on Friday when Uncle Mo was withdrawn from the race. The unbeaten champion had been the favorite child of future Derby until a disappointing third place on 9 April in the Wood Memorial, when he went 1-5 as the betting favorite. After the race, Uncle Mo was diagnosed with a gastrointestinal infection, which was attributed largely to the end. Apparently the horse had lost a lot of weight in the last month, while their foreign handlers hoped to race the colt in the Derby as late as Thursday, insiders believed it was a fact that Uncle Mo scratch. On Friday morning, trainer Todd Pletcher (who led the 2010 Derby winner Super Saver) and owner Mike Repola fact that three officers after consulting veterinarians.

It is the third consecutive year the Derby has lost one of the favorites in the race week. In 2009, I Want Revenge, the favorite in the morning line, was withdrawn from the Derby on the day of the race with a leg injury. Last year was a great favorite Eskendereya scratch, basically, when he arrived at Churchill Downs, when doctors found the swelling in his leg. That horse, which had great potential, never raced again.

Uncle Mo likely morning-line was set at 9-2, but fell to an advantageous position in the No. 18 – only one horse in the history of Derby had won from that point. Horses at positions 19 and 20 each move a position now. The field will be only 19 horses – Made in the morning line favorite was 4-1. With zero Uncle Mo, made in this now 9-2.

In marking, which ran only once as a young man, began to generate significant buzz after winning the Holy Bull is at stake and the Florida Derby for trainer Nick Zito, who won the Kentucky Derby with Strike Gold (1991) and Go for Gin (1994). But gamblers still not entirely sure what to do with race marked his short career because it’s been five weeks since the Florida Derby, which is quite the dismissal of a horse to enter the Run for the Roses.

It is a relatively full and slow, and the potential of rain and sloppy conditions only further muddy things. (Incidentally, the Derby has never been canceled due to bad weather.) That means more chances of a surprise horses and offers a much greater reward. Second seed Nehra (starts at 07.01, now 6-1) offers a payout of good quality for a horse. Nehra finished a close second to Pants on Fire (20-1) in the Louisiana Derby and Archarcharch in the Arkansas Derby, which was only three weeks ago. However, Nehra has the same concern that with a strong, racing only once as a young man, with a Beyer speed figure of 99 in the Arkansas Derby. That may be in the top of the speedometer Nehra out.

Archarcharch (starts at 1.11, now 12-1) surprised some experts with a victory at Oaklawn Park, where he also won the Grade III Southwest are at stake in February. He ran twice as a child, who still is not much, but the trend is that thoroughbreds have been doing less work in preparation for the Derby in recent years. The biggest obstacle to Archarcharch will line 1. Only two horses have won the Run for the Roses from that place in the last 40 years: Fernando in 1986 and Winning Colors in 1988. The last win for Post 1 in a field of 17 or more was War Admiral in 1937. Due to its final execution style, the development of the rail should have less impact on Archarcharch of what would be a speed horse.

With the wide-open field, albeit weaker Speed?? 29-1 as bright can offers some value in the horse betting lines, especially when tag-teamed with pants on fire in an exacta. Bright rate paid in 19 to 1 when it became the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland three weeks ago. Not participate in any undergraduate minor as a game and that we have shown a relatively slow, with a career spanning more than 97 Beyer in the Blue Grass. Bright Speed?? Prefer to attack off the pace, which is a good way to get the job done at Churchill Downs.

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