But one strange name that stands out in this year’s Kentucky Derby betting pool of strange names is Square Eddie. This horse is on everyone’s racing radar and with a bit of luck and a career day, this horse even has a shot a winner’s lane.
2009 Kentucky Derby odds are very competitive this year with three separate tiers of horses forming. There are the top contenders, a handful of horses with single –or near single- digit odds that the Kentucky Derby betting world is convinced will take the top spots in 2009 Kentucky Derby odds. Then there are the mid-tier horses and the long shots which no one expects to do much.
Square Eddie is firmly rooted in the mid-tier section and has a legitimate shot not only to place in the 2009 Kentucky Derby odds, but perhaps even to win it. Owned by J. Paul Reddam this horse has its ups and downs over the past year. He burst onto the scene with all the potential in the world but injuries have cast his Kentucky Derby odds in doubt, or at least surrounded them in question marks. A bum shin kept him out the competition for several months and when he finally came back in Lexington on April 18th, he got an awful start despite being the heavy favorite and did nothing to help his chances.
He finished third on the poly-track despite having a chance to win the thing. It’s unclear if it was simply a poorly run race or if the injury is still a factor heading into the 2009 Kentucky Derby. It also appeared that Square Eddie begin tiring around the mile mark and was passed up by the eventual winner, Advice, another Kentucky Derby Odds favorite. Trainer Doug O-Neill certainly has some work to do before the race.
Square Eddie is a versatile horse but after his run at the G2 Lexington race, there are plenty of questions with the Run for the Roses just weeks away. In fact, he may not even be fit enough to run in the 2009 Kentucky Derby and a withdraw wouldn’t be entirely unexpected. Only time will tell, but if he’s less than 100% he will not win the 2009 Kentucky Derby odds.
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