It is very possible that only two horses will have single-digit odds in Kentucky Derby betting with Eskendereya the 2-1 favorite.
2010 Kentucky odds list Eskenderya as the favorite with Lookin at Lucky the other likely contender. Mike Battaglia sets the morning line for the Kentucky Derby and he has said that 18 of the 20 horses could have odds of 15-1 or more. It could be that Sidney’s Candy makes it three horses with single-digit odds though. Eskendereya is going to get all of the action at 2-1 with Lookin at Lucky and Sidney’s Candy the only other two logical contenders to win the race.
A horse that was questionable for the Derby is looking better. Noble’s Promise who was a disappointing fifth in the Arkansas Derby is doing well and trainer Ken McPeek is more optimistic about the horse going in the Derby. The horse sustained some cuts on his front legs during the Arkansas Derby but is doing better. “He’s going to gallop Thursday after the break and we are intending on working on either on the 20th or 21st of the month,” McPeek said. “We’re going to need to work him and know that he’s good enough to work. He seems to be okay. We’ve got the cuts under control; I think they’re a short-term issue and relatively solved already. The lung infection that we were dealing with, it’s going to depend on how he responds to all that.” There are many horse owners who are watching the situation with Noble’s Promise closely since the horse has enough earnings to make the race. If Noble’s Promise does not run his defection would open up a spot for another horse to make the field. 2010 Kentucky odds will have a full field of 20 horses.
Normally in Kentucky Derby betting you can identify some horses that have a realistic chance of winning the race. There is no question that Eskendereya can win but finding another horse that can contend might be difficult. Lookin at Lucky seems to be the only other horse that will get serious action on Saturday, May 1st in the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby. Longshots can win in the Derby though as was proven last year when Mine That Bird paid over $100 to win.