An Early Look at the 2010 Kentucky Betting Field

2010 Kentucky betting features the Todd Pletcher trained Eskendereya and another 19 horses that could be running for second place. Eskendereya is the favorite in Kentucky Derby odds at about 2-1.

2010 Kentucky betting will feature Eskendereya. The horse has been very impressive winning the Fountain of Youth and the Wood Memorial. He is bred to run all day as the son of Giant’s Causeway out of a Seattle Slew mare. The second choice in the betting should be Lookin at Lucky. The Bob Baffert trained horse finished third in the Santa Anita Derby after a troubled trip. He is capable of winning the Derby if Eskendereya bounces off two big performances. Sidney’s Candy won the Santa Anita Derby and is likely to be the third choice. He is trained by John Sadler who also trains Line of David. Both Sidney’s Candy and Line of David are speed horses and those types of horses usually don’t win the Derby.

Todd Pletcher has a number of other horses in the race including Super Saver. This horse was the #1 horse back in December. He finished second in the Arkansas Derby and that was only his second start. He has an excellent pedigree and could be a factor in 2010 Kentucky betting. The forgotten horse of Pletcher’s is Mission Impazible. It has happened in the past when the forgotten horse in a stable upstages the big names.

Awesome Act is a horse that could improve after throwing a shoe in the Wood Memorial. If he gets a good trip he is capable of surprising a few people in Kentucky Derby odds. American Lion is another horse that could be a factor but he loves the front and front runners simply don’t win the Derby very often.

Stately Victor won the Blue Grass but the horse really doesn’t match up with the favorites in this race. He does have a nice pedigree though and he is a hometown favorite. Paddy O’Prado was looking like the winner in the Blue Grass before stopping.

Ice Box is trained by Nick Zito and that makes him a threat. He has not race in six weeks though and that is almost a kiss of death when it comes to the Derby. Another horse that will be in the Derby field is Endorsement. He is a talented horse that usually wants to be near the lead and that could be a problem in the Kentucky Derby. D. Wayne Lukas trains Dublin and just because it is Lukas you can’t totally throw him out.