Kentucky Derby gambling action in the early going has I Want Revenge, Quality Road, and Dunkirk as the early chalks on the Kentucky Derby odds board. I Want Revenge enters Kentucky Derby gambling action as the Wood Memorial winner. Quality Road was the Florida Derby winner.
Kentucky Derby odds always include the Santa Anita Derby winning horse on the Kentucky Derby wagering odds board.
Kentucky Derby odds opened at 20/1 on Desert Party, who may be one of the best “sleepers” in the Kentucky Derby gambling field.
Kentucky Derby betting odds players are giving a strong look to Friesan Fire when prepping their Kentucky Derby handicapping lists.
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Kentucky Derby gambling for the 135th “Run for the Roses” is not limited to just those three early favorites against the Kentucky Derby odds, however, as this year’s field is expected to be one of the best ever. Pioneer of the Nile is a horse that should be on anyone’s Kentucky Derby gambling list for consideration.
Pioneer of the Nile won the all-important Santa Anita Derby and will be ridden by one of the best jockeys in the sport, Garrett Gomez, who chose to go with Pioneer of the Nile instead of Dunkirk, which makes for fascinating Kentucky Derby gambling speculation and handicapping angles.
Louisiana Derby champion Friesan Fire is another horse that could bring outstanding Kentucky Derby gambling value. Friesan Fire has a good Kentucky Derby gambling angle in his favor as trainer Larry Jones announced that this will be his final Derby.
Jones’ horses have finished second in the last two years of Kentucky Derby gambling and 2008 was a particularly cruel ending as Eight Belles was euthanized after placing in the Derby to Big Brown. Eight Belles was a filly, and none are currently expected to race in this year’s Derby.
Also prominent in this year’s field will be Papa Clem, the winner of the Arkansas Derby, General Quarters, winner of the Blue Grass Stakes, Illinois Derby winner Musket Man, and Santa Anita Derby runner up Chocolate Candy.
The most prominent no-show looks to be Big Drama, who will skip the Derby despite having the qualifications and the resume which includes setting a course record at Gulfstream Park in his debut. Big Drama is expected to make the Preakness Stakes on May 16, which is the second leg of the Triple Crown Series.
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