He will probably be followed in Kentucky Derby odds by Colonel John and Pyro. Let’s look at each horse in the 2008 Kentucky Derby wagering field.
Kentucky Derby odds begin with Big Brown. He is the likely favorite and the horse to beat. Big Brown has all the talent in the world but has only raced three times in his career. He won all three by huge margins which has made him the Kentucky Derby odds favorite. Colonel John is the second choice in Kentucky Derby odds. He comes off a win in the Santa Anita Derby but no California horse has won the Derby in the past 10 years. Pryo is the likely third choice in 2008 Kentucky Derby odds. He comes off a poor effort in the Blue Grass that trainer Steve Asmussen attributes to Polytrack. Monba was the winner of the Blue Grass Stakes and has a style that could be suited to the Derby. Gayego is another horse that could be in the mix in Kentucky Derby odds. Visionaire is a closer that could be in the Kentucky Derby odds mix at the finish. Cool Coal Man likes to stalk and has some talent. Tale of Ekati won the Wood Memorial which is a very important prep race. Anak Nakal and Big Truck have a lot of question marks in Kentucky Derby wagering.
Eight Belles is the filly in the field but only three times in Kentucky Derby odds history has a filly won the Derby. Cowboy Cal, Smooth Air and Z Humor look to be in over their head. Bob Black Jack has a lot of speed but may not handle the distance. Z Fortune and Recapturetheglory have potential but have never run a big race. Court Vision looks well out of his element in the Kentucky Derby wagering field. Adriano at least has Edgar Prado in the irons but not much else.
Only three horses are likely to have Kentucky Derby odds of less than 10-1. They are Kentucky Derby wagering favorite Big Brown, Colonel John and Pyro. The rest of the field is likely to go off at Kentucky Derby odds of greater than 10-1.