2010 Kentucky odds list Lookin at Lucky as the second choice on the board behind Eskendereya.
The horse should get some serious Kentucky Derby betting money considering he has Bob Baffert as his trainer and Garrett Gomez as his jockey.
2010 Kentucky odds list a lot of horses at double-digit odds but Lookin at Lucky is not one of them. He is considered a serious threat to Eskendereya. He has a very versatile running style and heading into this year he was the top rated prospect for the Kentucky Derby. He has had no racing luck though as he continually gets caught in traffic. That is a major concern in the Derby because it is a 20-horse field.
Lookin at Lucky is a horse who can win from behind and that is a great quality to have in the Derby. He closed well last year in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Although Eskendereya is the favorite in 2010 Kentucky odds, Lookin at Lucky has the most graded earnings in the field. He won the Grade 2 Best Pal, the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity, and the Grade 1 Norfolk. He was second in the Vale of York and this year he won the Rebel Stakes and he had nothing but trouble in the Santa Anita Derby and still finished third.
If Lookin at Lucky is to win he will need a good trip and with this horse that is not a given. He seems to get into trouble in every race. Jockey Garrett Gomez was given a lot of blame for his bad trip in the Santa Anita Derby so you can almost guarantee Lookin at Lucky is going to be well back in the Derby. The key is going to be whether or not he can find racing room to make his run at the end of the race. Gomez is supposed to be a great jockey but so far he has not shown much ability to get horses through traffic and that is a concern in this race.
Lookin at Lucky is definitely a horse that can win in Kentucky Derby betting. He has a Hall of Fame trainer, a jockey who is supposed to be among the best in the world, a closing style and a lot of talent. Whether he can stay out of trouble is the biggest key for this horse’s chances of winning the Derby.