Kentucky Derby odds show that Friesan Fire is one of the main contenders to win the 2009 Kentucky Derby.
The horse has trainer Larry Jones who has finished second in Kentucky Derby betting the last two years with Hard Spun and Eight Belles. Let’s look at Kentucky Derby odds and information for Friesan Fire.
Kentucky Derby odds could have Friesan Fire finishing second this year or perhaps Jones will finally get his win. Friesan Fire is training great and had an amazing workout of five furlongs in 57 4/5 seconds leading up to the Kentucky Derby. Some Kentucky Derby betting experts will question whether that is too fast or not but it didn’t seem to bother Hard Spun two years ago. Friesan Fire has jockey Gabriel Saez who may also be due for some good luck in Kentucky Derby odds. One thing that could hurt Friesan Fire in Kentucky Derby odds is that he has had a seven-week layoff but in recent years, Kentucky Derby betting trends have been broken and it could happen again on Saturday. "I don’t know that the Derby gods owe me anything," Jones said, "I’ve run second in the last two Derbys, and I feel very blessed to have even run in two Derbys in a row. But trust me, if they feel they want to shine on me, I’m gonna grin from ear to ear."
Kentucky Derby betting history may not owe Jones anything but it could owe jockey Gabriel Saez who was accused of causing Eight Belles’ death in the Derby. Kentucky Derby odds information showed that Jones was very upset about the accusations and totally supported his jockey. "It probably made me as mad as anything; this 20-year-old kid being blamed for something he didn’t do," the trainer said. "He did everything right. I’d just as soon have them all get mad at me, to be honest with you."
This year Saez gets to ride Friesan Fire who may be ready to win in Kentucky Derby odds. In addition to Jones and Saez, Friesan Fire is owned by Rick Porter who owned Eight Belles who was second last year in Kentucky Derby odds. Are the stars aligned for Friesan Fire in Kentucky Derby odds this year?
The two favorites in this year’s Kentucky Derby odds are likely to be I Want Revenge and Pioneerof the Nile. Friesan Fire shouldn’t be too far back though with Kentucky Derby odds in the range of 6-1.
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