Musket Man Profile 2009 Kentucky Derby Betting

2009 Kentucky Derby betting is full of exiting storylines and exciting horses. But one horse that seems to stand out among the many contenders in this year’s Kentucky Derby odds is Musket Man. Dubbed a “classic overachiever” this is the horse that you can’t help but root for and that has the record to back it up.

2009 Kentucky Derby lines list Musket Man as 15/1 favorite which puts him just off the small group of top horses and in a great position to take the 2009 Kentucky Derby odds by storm. Purchased by Eric Fein and Vic Carlson for just $15,000 Musket Man started off his racing career with plenty of obstacles to overcome. But after an impressive juvenile career he has scorched his opposition this racing season and become a darling of the 2009 Kentucky Derby lines. Once thought to be a longshot this horse simply gets better with every start and many in handicappers in the 2009 Kentucky Derby betting circles are beginning to remove the “longshot” modifier before Musket Man’s name.

What’s been so impressive about this horse is that he’s won a multitude of tracks. He first registered among the Kentucky Derby odds crowd with an impressive win at the Pasco S., a minor warm up race for the 2009 Kentucky Derby. With that come from behind win on the 1 1/16 mile track he ran his professional career as a three-year old to a perfect 3-0. He came third in his next race, his only loss this year, before dazzling Kentucky Derby betting experts with tough win at the Tampa Bay Derby and then stunning win at the Illinois Derby on a track of nine furlongs.

The versatility of Musket man, being able to win at the sprints as well as the longer races has most impressed the Kentucky Derby minds. Trainer Derek Ryan seems to have the horse in top form as the Run for the Roses approaches. Coming from a humble background (the only graded stakes winner sired by Yonaguska) this horse really is the ultimate overachiever and would be a terrific story for the 2009 Kentucky Derby if he were to win.

With a very tough field running at Churchill downs and several notable horses favored over Musket Man the script is set. Now, it’s up to Musket Man to prove the nay-sayers wrong once again and make a run at the 2009 Kentucky Derby betting title.

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