Kentucky Derby betting fans may see a late entry by one of the top fillies in the world as Devil May Care could be on the Kentucky Derby gambling board.
Devil May care was originally being slated for the Kentucky Oaks, which is the famed filly race on the day before the actual Kentucky Derby. But the filly ran so well in her last race that now trainer Todd Pletcher is considering Devil May Care for a Kentucky Derby betting entry.
Devil May Care certainly has strong Kentucky Derby betting credentials that would instantly make her one of the most appealing choices in the field. Devil May Care is owned by Glencrest Farm and has been ridden by John Velazquez. She is by Malibu Moon and Kelli’s Ransom.
Devil May Care would become a highly popular choice with the Kentucky Derby odds due to her last race on March 20 when she won the Bonnie Miss Stakes, a Grade II run of fillies at Gulfstream Park. Devil May care earned a $120,000 payout with a win of two and three quarters lengths. It was her third win in six career starts.
Pletcher said that although Devil May Care was originally being slated for the Kentucky Oaks, a Kentucky Derby betting run is now a possibility. The big deciding factor could be how the filly runs in practices leading up to the Derby. The cost of entering the Oaks is only $2500 while the Kentucky Derby betting entry fee is $25,000.
Devil May Care is also being considered for the Belmont Stakes in June, which is the final race of the Triple Crown season. Pletcher said that Devil May Care would likely run at Belmont regardless of which race she enters at Churchill Downs this weekend.
Pletcher is training a host of Kentucky Derby betting contenders including Discreetly Mine, Mission Impazible, Rule, and Super Saver. Devil May Care will have her practice runs judged against those colts to determine a final decision.
Three fillies have won the Kentucky Derby with the last one being Winning Colors in 1988.