One horse that has never been a dark horse in the Kentucky Derby 135 odds is Dunkirk, the South Florida-based horse that was bread for racing success and has found it very early on in his career.
Kentucky Derby 135 odds makers have had their eye on this horse from the very beginning of the racing season. In three starts this year Dunkirk has lived up the hype posting two victories and one second place finish. Granted, it’s a small sample size, but no other horse in the Kentucky Derby 135 odds has enjoyed such a high rate of success.
But it’s not all that surprising when you take a look at Dunkirk’s lineage, management and ownership in his quest for a Kentucky Derby 135 odds victory. Start with his bloodlines. Sired by multiple G1 winner Unbridled’s Song, wining big money races like the Kentucky Derby odds is a family tradition. Next, take a look at his owner, billionaire John Magnier who has enjoyed many horse racing successes worldwide and would love to add the Kentucky Derby 135 odds title to his resume.
Dunkirk also has a top rider in veteran Edgar Prado who is arguably the best rider in the game today and perhaps the most experienced of the lot in the Kentucky Derby 135 odds. And let’s not forget that his trainer, Todd Pletcher, despite being a lightening rod in the racing world, is one of the most accomplished trainers in the Kentucky Derby 135 odds.
With all that going for him it’s no wonder that Dunkirk has had such immediate success. In his first race of the year he annihilated the field at Gulfstream’s Maiden Special Weight race just to get his feet wet. In February’s Allowance race at the same track it was more of the same. In the biggest race of his career and his most recent tune-up event for the Kentucky Derby 135 odds, he finished second.
That failure to win no doubt knocked his Derby chances a bit, but coming second to Quality Road is certainly nothing to scoff at. These two horses will square off again in the Run for the Roses and it’s very likely that one of them will be in the Winners Circle on May 2nd.
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