Should you take a shot in online Kentucky Derby betting this year with the favorite?
Online Kentucky Derby betting is always going to be popular on the favorite. The public simply is going to favor one or two horses each year in Kentucky Derby betting. Many times these horses flop. The last two years they didn’t though as Street Sense and Big Brown won as online Kentucky Derby betting favorites.
In horse racing the favorite wins about a third of the time. In recent online Kentucky Derby betting that number is far lower. The favorite in the last couple of decades in Kentucky Derby betting has won only 18% of the time. The second and third choices in online Kentucky Derby betting have about the same percentages as the favorite in the past couple of decades.
There is no question that online Kentucky Derby betting is far different than the other two Triple Crown races. The Preakness is a race where the favorite does very well and the Belmont is not that far behind. With those two races you start with the favorite while with online Kentucky Derby betting you start by picking against the favorite.
Online Kentucky Derby betting trends can change over time. While favorites have not performed well over the long term the past two years have seen them win in Kentucky Derby betting. There is no question that things run in cycles in sports, including horse racing. Just look at recent online Kentucky Derby betting history to prove that fact. Different prep races are now used to prepare horses for the Derby and different trainers and jockeys can win. It used to be all about the well known trainers in the Derby but recent history has seen the ones on the fringe take home the Derby. A different trainer has won in online Kentucky Derby betting in the last 10 years. A different jockey has won the Derby the last eight times. Trends in online Kentucky Derby betting can and do change.
Take a look at the trends and handicapping factors as you handicap the Kentucky Derby and don’t automatically throw out the favorite in the Derby as you might have done in years past.
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