Kentucky Derby odds have Dunkirk as one of the main contenders to win the 135th Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
Will Dunkirk be the horse that finally breaks the streak for trainer Todd Pletcher who is 0-for-21 in the Kentucky Derby? Many people who look at Kentucky Derby betting believe this is Pletcher’s best chance to break his drought but we have heard that before in Kentucky Derby odds.
Kentucky Derby odds on Dunkirk are likely to see the horse be the third or fourth choice behind I Want Revenge, Pioneerof the Nile and maybe even Friesan Fire. Pletcher really likes his chances in Kentucky Derby odds this year though with Dunkirk. "I feel at this point this is the best chance we’ve ever had," Pletcher said, "We have a horse who really wants the mile and a quarter, who’s been improving in all three of his races."
Pletcher has had 21 horses in Kentucky Derby odds in the past and has never won the big race. No trainer in Kentucky Derby odds history has ever had that many horses without getting a win. This year Pletcher could have as many as three horses with Dunkirk being his best. Dunkirk is a horse with a great pedigree as he is the son of Unbridled’s Song and Secret Status. "His pedigree alone was saying he’d be one of the sales toppers for any sale he was in," says Pletcher. "Potentially he has all the ingredients you want in a quality racehorse."
Dunkirk does not come into Kentucky Derby odds with the best of stats though but recent Kentucky Derby betting history has shown that statistics don’t mean as much as they once did. Dunkirk didn’t race as a 2-year-old because of physical issues as Kentucky Derby odds information tells us. The last time a horse won in Kentucky Derby odds without racing as a 2-year-old? It was Apollo in 1882 in Kentucky Derby odds. But recent Kentucky Derby betting trends have been broken more in recent years than at any other time in history so perhaps this Kentucky Derby betting trend is destined to end as well. Also remember that Dunkirk is not coming off a win in his last race either as he finished second to Quality Road in the Florida Derby. Kentucky Derby odds history can change though.
Dunkirk definitely is one of the contenders in Kentucky Derby odds on Saturday. Open an Account and start betting on the Kentucky Derby at SBG Global.
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