History can change though in Kentucky Derby betting as was proven two years ago when Big Brown won as the heavy favorite.
2010 Kentucky odds favor Eskendereya with Lookin at Lucky the second choice. The 136th running of the Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday, May 1st as 20 horses look to win the first jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown. The race is run at a mile and a quarter. Only a few times in history has a horse won wire to wire so you can almost guarantee a horse winning from behind. Eskenderya won the Wood Memorial and going back into history a lot of horses have won the Derby coming out of that race although recently it has not been a good prep race.
History indicates that the most winners in the Kentucky Derby have come from the rail. Many of those winners came early in Kentucky Derby history. Recently, more winners have come from a little farther outside. Post position number five has been a very good one in the Derby. You really don’t want to be way outside as post 17 through 20 don’t have many wins.
Horses that win the Kentucky Derby have had at least one prep race in April. Horses that have had a big layoff almost never win. The winners in Kentucky Derby betting usually come from horse that ran in the big preps but recently that has changed with Mine That Bird winning last year after racing in the Sunland Park Derby. Endorsement will try and make it two straight winners coming from that race.
There is really not a better race to wager on than the Derby. It has the largest field of the year which means a lot of potentially big pay offs. Huge pools of money make the exacta, trifecta and superfecta very appealing. It was just a year ago that the superfecta paid about a quarter of a million dollars. Yes, life changing scores are possible in the Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby really is the most exciting two minutes in all of sports and the race this year should be another great one. 2010 Kentucky odds are on the board right now for the race on Saturday, May 1st.