2020 Kentucky Derby Betting Odds and picks

2020 Kentucky Derby Betting Analysis, Odds and Overview

June 17th, 2020 Horseracing, Kentucky Derby

A clear difference exists between the Kentucky Derby and any other horse race. The “Run for the Roses” is the biggest horse race in the world. Normally Derby Day is set for the first Saturday in May. However, COVID-19 forced the schedule to be backdated to the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Traditionally, Triple Crown racing season starts with the Kentucky Derby. Cause by COVID-19 the Kentucky Derby in the middle of the three Triple Crown races. Regardless Kentucky Derby betting will still make for a festive day. Even fans not into horse racing watch and bet the Derby.

2020 Kentucky Derby Betting Info

Date and Time:Saturday, September 5, 2020, 2:30 p.m. ET
Location:Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky
2020 Kentucky Derby TV Coverage:NBC

2020 Kentucky Derby Odds:

HorseOdds
Ajaaweed +3000
Authentic +750
Azul Coast +1800
Basin +3000
Cafe Pharoah +2000
Carpe Omnious +3850
Cezanne +1000
Chance it +3850
Country Grammer +3850
Dennis’ Moment +3250
Devil Made Me Doit +2500
Dr Post +2000
Enforceable +2450
Ete Indien +1600
Finnick The Fierce+2500
Gouverneur Morris+1350
Green Light Go +2450
Honor A.P. +400
Independence Hall+1950
King Guillermo +1500
Liam’s Point +3250
Max Player +2450
Maxfield +440
Mischevious Alex+1000
Mo Hawk +3250
Modernist+2450
Money Moves +3250
Pneumatic +3250
Royal Act +2000
Silver Prospector+3250
Silver State+3250
Sole Volante +1850
Storm The Court +1500
Structor+2500
Tiz The Law +220
Toledo+3850
Untitled +2450
Wells Bayou+1950
Field (Any Other Horse)+300

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Churchill Downs – home of the Kentucky Derby

Known for its majestic twin spires on the roof of its grandstand, Churchill Downs is horse racing’s most famous venue. Opened in 1875 Churchill Downs can accommodate over 170,000 fans. In addition to the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs hosts the Kentucky Oaks. The Oaks is the top fillies race held on Friday before the Derby. Also having run at Churchill Downs has been the Breeders Cup on nine different occasions.

Kentucky Derby Overview and History

In sum, the total purse for the Kentucky Derby is $3 million. The race is a mile and a quarter in length with a dirt surface. The late great 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat holds the record of 1:59.4 in his online betting win. Of course, recent Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify began their quests at the Kentucky Derby. Jockeys Eddie Arcaro and Bill Hartack hold the co-record of five Kentucky Derby wins. Trainer Ben A. Jones has the record of six Kentucky Derby wins. While Calumet Farm holds the owner record with eight Derby triumphs.

Last year was one of the most memorable and controversial Kentucky Derby races ever. Country Horse was the winner by disqualification. Maximum Security was thought to have won but it was overturned for blocking. By reason of that inquiry jockey, Flavian Prat and trainer William Mott earned their first Derby wins.

Top 2020 Kentucky Derby Contenders

Tiz the Law +220

Commencing with four wins in five starts is Tiz the Law an opening Kentucky Derby favorite. Grade 1 wins at the Florida Derby and Champagne have impressed handicappers. And a grade 3 win at the Holy Bull doesn’t hurt either.

Honor A.P. +400

Late on a win at the Grade 1, Santa Anita Derby has elevated Honor A.P to Derby Day’s favorite status. He has won two of his last three races. Further, Honor A.P. finished second at the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes.

Maxfield +440

By reason of a win at the Grade 1 Breeder Futurity did Maxfield garner Kentucky Derby Betting attention. Maxfield has won all three of his starts including the Grade 3 Matt Winn.

Authentic +750

Of course, a Bob Baffert trained horse will command a full price. Authentic has three wins and a second place in four starts. Following three consecutive wins, this Baffert Colt finished behind Honor A.P. at the Santa Anita Derby. Prior to that was a Grade 2 win at the San Felipe Stakes. Second place went to Honor A.P. Authentic took the win at the Grade 3 Sham. Namely, Baffert is best known for winning the 2015 and 2018 Triple Crowns.

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