Dialed In has moved up to second in Kentucky Derby odds on the sports betting page behind Uncle Mo.
The Nick Zito trained Dialed In was the winner this past weekend of the Florida Derby. With that win the horse qualified for the Derby and could be a serious contender in sports betting at the Sbg sportsbook.
Trainer Nick Zito has won the Kentucky Derby twice and has a lot of experience in big races so when he talks, people listen. He is calling Dialed In a “special horse.” Dialed In rallied from 10th place to win the Florida Derby on Sunday. Dialed In now has three wins in his four starts and is #2 on the AP list of Kentucky Derby contenders. The horse is the son of Mineshaft who was the 2003 Horse of the Year. Zito has two wins in the Kentucky Derby but he has been without a Derby winner for quite some time as his last 21 starters have lost in the big race. Last year he had Ice Box who finished second behind Super Saver.
Uncle Mo Still First
The favorite in Kentucky Derby futures is still Uncle MO. He will put his unbeaten record on the line in Saturday’s Wood Memorial at Aqueducts. He will be heavily favored in the Wood in horse betting odds on the sports betting page and if he wins that race he will be the favorite in next month’s Kentucky Derby. The field for the Wood is really not that strong so Uncle Mo should have an easy win.
Shakeup in the Top 10
The Factor is the third horse in the AP poll and he will have his final prep in the Arkansas Derby on April 16th. Brethren is #10 in the poll and he will also race in the Arkansas Derby. On Saturday it will be #4 Premier Pegasus and #6 Jaycito going in the Santa Anita Derby. Soldat dropped to ninth in the AP poll after a fifth place finish in the Florida Derby. Stay Thirsty finished a disappointing seventh and dropped all the way out of the poll. Mucho Macho Man moves up to #5 in the poll. Pants on Fire are now up to #7 after winning the Louisiana Derby. The horse is ridden by Rosie Napravnik and she could become the first female jockey since 2003. Santiva is now 8th and will prep in the Blue Grass Stakes next weekend.