Noble’s Promise will not be a big favorite, but brings enough to the table to rank as one of the better values for bargain hunting gamblers.
Noble’s Promise is owned by Chasing Dreams Racing, trained by Kenneth McPeek, and will be mounted by Robby Albrado. Noble’s Promise is by Cuvee and The Devil’s Trick. It is a Kentucky Derby betting pedigree that does provide the element of stamina, which is so important in the mile and a quarter Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs.
Noble’s Promise last ran on April 10 and finished a disappointing fifth in the Grade I Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. It was a bad day all around for Noble’s Promise and his backers as he went off as the chalk but never ranked better than fourth during the race.
He bumped early and had an empty tank at the end. This poor showing may serve to enhance his value with the Kentucky Derby odds as it is believed he is a better horse than what he showed.
Prior to the Arkansas Derby, Noble’s Promise padded his Kentucky Derby betting resume with a second place showing in the Grade II Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park as he lost by a head to fellow Kentucky Derby contender Lookin at Lucky.
In the Cashcall Futurity at Hollywood on December 19, Noble’s Promise impressed Kentucky Derby gambling handicappers with a second place finish, again to Lookin at Lucky, by three quarters of a length.
In the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile at Oak Tree on November 7, which featured Kentucky Derby betting contenders Lookin at Lucky and Eskendereya, Noble’s Promise finished third with Lookin at Lucky in second behind Vale of York.
Noble’s Promise record is one of a top contender that may bring more than expected.