Kentucky Derby betting has two or three main favorites for the 2009 race and then some contenders that will come in at Kentucky Derby odds of around 10-1.
One of those horses is Papa Clem. Let’s take a look at the chances of Papa Clem in Kentucky Derby betting.
Kentucky Derby betting on Papa Clem could prove profitable with the winning combination of owner Bo Hirsch and trainer Gary Stute. Another positive is jockey Rafael Bejarano. "It is the dream of every jockey in that room to win the Derby," Bejarano says, "Before I die, before I retire, I want to smell those roses at the Kentucky Derby." Bejarano won all three major riding titles in Southern California last year so he is on a great run heading into Kentucky Derby betting.
Papa Clem wasn’t a given to be in the Kentucky Derby betting field until he won the Arkansas Derby on April 11th. He was able to get past Old Fashioned in the stretch to win that race. He might be able to do something similar in Kentucky Derby odds if things set up just right.
Papa Clem has a good record but sometimes he just can’t get over the hump to win. He has always been at least 2nd in all of his races in his career.
The Kentucky Derby betting pedigree on Papa Clem is a good one as he is by Smart Strike, the leading sire for the past two years. He is a half-brother to Canadian Triple Crown winner and Hall of Fame filly Dance Smartly
Kentucky Derby betting notes tell us that trainer Gary Stute has a strong history as well since his father Mel has been at Southern California tracks for years. Unfortunately for the Stute family they have had no success in Kentucky Derby betting.
Papa Clem is a mid-range longshot in Kentucky Derby betting. He is not a true longshot with Kentucky Derby odds of 20-1 but he is not one of the favorites with Kentucky Derby odds of 5-1 or 6-1 either. That can sometimes make handicapping a horse like this difficult in Kentucky Derby betting. Overall the horse has ability but there are a few negatives that point against him in Kentucky Derby betting. Other horses like I Want Revenge, Pioneerof The Nile, Dunkirk and Friesan Fire are likely to get more action than Papa Clem in the 2009 Kentucky Derby.
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