Kentucky Derby betting odds will have 20 horses going a mile and a quarter on Saturday, May 3, 2008.
Kentucky Derby betting odds on Big Brown will probably have the horse going off at odds of 3-1 or so. He is likely to be followed in the Kentucky Derby odds by Colonel John. Pyro would have been in the running for the top spot in Kentucky Derby odds but his poor showing in the Blue Grass means he will not be the Kentucky Derby betting favorite. Gayego was very impressive in the Arkansas Derby and could end up being the third choice in Kentucky Derby betting odds but will be at least 10-1 or more. Monba is another horse that could have Kentucky Derby odds in that range. War Pass was a possible favorite in Kentucky Derby betting odds before a tiring effort in the Wood that saw him fade to second. Tale of Ekati got the win in that race and could have lower Kentucky Derby betting odds than War Pass when all is said and done.
The rest of the field in Kentucky Derby betting will likely have odds of 20-1 or more including Eight Belles if the filly is entered in the Derby. Also in the range of 20-1 or more will be Court Vision, Z Fortune, Bob Black Jack and Hey Byrn. It could be that Hey Byrn does not get in the field though because of lack of earnings. The next group of horses in Kentucky Derby betting odds will be longshots including Z Humor, Adriano, Smooth Air, Salute the Sarge, Cool Coal Man, Cowboy Cal, Visionaire, Big Truck and Denis of Cork.
The top three of Big Brown, Pyro and Colonel John are likely to attract the most Kentucky Derby betting interest. Monba may get support but Todd Fletcher always flops in the Derby and the horse’s best race was on polytrack. Eight Belles could be interesting if she runs and is listed at 20-1 or more. She is the daughter of Unbridled’s Song and is trained by Larry Jones who trained Hard Spun last year. A horse to really look at as a longshot in Kentucky Derby betting might be Visionaire. He is trained by Michael Matz and will be ready to bounce back from a tough effort in the Bluegrass.
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