Kentucky Derby betting odds on Papa Clem opened at 16/1 but many Kentucky Derby handicapping experts think that is a steal! Papa Clem is not without positive credentials against the Kentucky Derby betting odds.
Papa Clem has 2 wins and 2 places in a total of 6 career starts and has career graded earnings of $760,000. Papa Clem established his credibility with Kentucky Derby handicapping players by winning his most recent start in the Arkansas Derby.
Prior to that, he finished second in the Louisiana Derby and second prior to that in the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita, CA. Papa Clem won at Santa Anita in a prior race to the Robert B. Lewis.
Papa Clem was sired by Smart Strike, the leading sire for the past two years. Papa Clem’s trainer has outstanding pedigree against the Kentucky Derby betting odds in his own right. Gary Stute was the son of Mel Stute, who was a long time legend in Southern California racing circles.
Papa Clem is Stute’s first real contender against the Kentucky Derby betting odds. Jockey Rafael Bejarano arrived on the Kentucky circuit from Peru. Bejarano has won titles at Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Turfway Park, Kentucky Downs, and Ellis Park.
Among the many highlights on his resume for the Kentucky Derby betting odds is a nation best 455 wins in 2004.
Bejarano later moved to the “Big Leagues” and the Southern California circuit and was an instant success as he won titles going away at Santa Anita, Oak Tree, Del Mar, and Hollywood to establish himself as one of the most dominant jockeys against the Kentucky Derby betting odds.
In fact he has now won 6 consecutive Southern California jockey titles. While Bejarano has never beaten the Kentucky Derby betting odds in four previous mounts he is a two time Breeders’ Cup champion rider.
Papa Clem is owned by Bo Hirsch, son of founder Clement L. Hirsch. Papa Clem will take the gate against the Kentucky Derby betting odds named in his honor!
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