Still Lots to Shake Out before 144th Kentucky Derby
The more bettors see from Justify, the more they like him to win the 144th Kentucky Derby on May 5. Saturday’s six-furlong workout at Santa Anita Park was impressive. It was definitely enough to put Justify alone at 3/1 on top of the horse racing futures market.
That leaves former co-favorite Mendelssohn in second place at 4/1. Mendelssohn is working with trainer Aidan O’Brien at the Ballydoyle facility in Ireland. The horse is expected to ship out on April 30.
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Justify has taken sole possession of favorite status for Churchill Downs another has fallen. Audible has slipped further behind in third place at 13/2. That is down from 5/1 last week. One of four viable Derby contenders trained by Todd Pletcher, Audible put in a solid workout last Friday at Palm Beach Downs.
That performance was quickly forgotten after Justify’s performance. Pletcher will also bring fourth favorite Magnum Moon (8/1) to Louisville. His other horses are Vino Rosso (16/1) and Noble Indy (20/1).
Bolt d’Oro (9/1) and Good Magic (11/1) are holding firm in fifth and sixth place on the Kentucky Derby futures odds. Hofburg finished three lengths behind Audible at the G1 Florida Derby. He moved up to 18/1 after Sunday’s workout at Payson Park.
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2018 Kentucky Derby Odds: The Early Contenders
The 144th Kentucky Derby will take place at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, May 5th. Here is a look at the early contenders, along with their current 2018 Kentucky Derby odds.
2018 Kentucky Derby May 5, 2018 – 07:00 PM EDT
2018 Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs.
|My Boy Jack||25/1|
|Free Drop Billy||33/1|
|Dream Baby Dream||66/1|