After Pyro flopped in the Blue Grass most experts believe that Big Brown will be a solid first choice in Kentucky Derby odds.
Kentucky Derby betting favorites don’t have a lot going for them so Big Brown has to overcome history. The Kentucky Derby betting favorite has only won three times in the last 27 years. Pyro will be either the second or third choice in Kentucky Derby betting odds with Colonel John the other main contender. Pyro may have been the Kentucky Derby betting favorite had he won the Blue Grass as expected but he did not like the polytrack and was never a factor. Pyro has some things going for him in Kentucky Derby betting. His stablemate is Curlin who was the 2007 Horse of the Year and he is trained by Steve Asmussen.
Monba won the Blue Grass Stakes to get into the Kentucky Derby and could be a popular longshot choice in Kentucky Derby odds since Todd Pletcher is his trainer. Pletcher also has Cowboy Cal who finished second to Monba in the Blue Grass. Pletcher has still never won the Derby in 19 tries.
Michael Matz might be back in the Kentucky Derby. The trainer of 2006 Derby winner Barbaro has Visionaire. It is possible that Visionaire will need help though as he sits just outside of the top 20 in earnings but he would be an interesting Kentucky Derby betting choice.
Gayego won the Arkansas Derby and will head to the Kentucky Derby. He will have the veteran Mike Smith in the irons which improves his chances in Kentucky Derby betting. Gayego and Colonel John are the two main horses from California that look to have a chance in Kentucky Derby odds.
Kentucky Derby odds will likely have Big Brown the favorite, Colonel John the second Kentucky Derby betting choice followed by Pyro. The rest of the Kentucky Derby betting field is wide open. A filly, Eight Belles might even get into the race and impact the Kentucky Derby betting odds.