The favorite in 2008 Kentucky Derby betting is likely to be Big Brown but favorites have traditionally done poorly in the Derby. Let’s look at the major contenders in 2008 Kentucky Derby odds.
Kentucky Derby betting contenders begin with the likely favorite, Big Brown. He has done nothing wrong in his career, having won all of his starts but his lack of experience is a concern for gamblers involved in Kentucky Derby betting. His win in the Florida Derby was dominating and remind many experts of Curlin which is why he is the likely Kentucky Derby odds favorite.
The next horse on the Kentucky Derby betting contender list is Colonel John. He became a major player after a win in the Santa Anita Derby. Pyro is still a major Kentucky Derby betting contender even after a very disappointing effort in the Blue Grass. Many people believe the horse didn’t like polytrack and will be fine at Churchill Downs. These are the only three horses that are likely to have Kentucky Derby odds of less than 10-1. All of the other horses on the Kentucky Derby betting list have questions. War Pass was highly regarded but many Kentucky Derby betting experts now question whether he can even make the distance of the Derby.
Other possible contenders in Kentucky Derby betting include Tale of Ekati who won the Wood Memorial over a fading War Pass. Recapturetheglory won the Illinois Derby and is in the Kentucky Derby betting picture. This is the same race that War Emblem used as a prep before he won the Kentucky Derby. Another possible Kentucky Derby betting contender is Gayego who won the Arkansas Derby and looked good doing it. He could be a serious threat at Kentucky Derby odds of 15-1 or higher.
The list beyond these contenders for the 2008 Kentucky Derby includes Monba, War Pass, Court Vision, Adriano, Z Fortune, Z Humor, Cool Coal Man, Visionaire, Cowboy Cal, Big Truck, Hey Bryn and Bob Black Jack.