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Kentucky Derby Betting - Pletcher Aims For Elusive Roses

Kentucky Derby betting excitement will focus on one of the top trainers in the game and one of the most respected horsemen in all of Kentucky Derby gambling.

Kentucky Derby betting handicappers will be giving Todd Pletcher’s lineup of horses a serious look over for their Kentucky Derby gambling selections. Pletcher is the trainer of the Kentucky Derby betting favorite, Eskendereya, but also is likely to have Discreetly Mine, Eskendereya, Mission Impazible, Rule, and Super Saver in the field come post time.

In fact, one of the top fillies in the nation, Devil May Care, is now being considered to post up for a Run for the Roses as well.

Pletcher is considered by many Kentucky Derby betting handicappers to be the top trainer in all of horse racing.  Pletcher began his career under one of the greatest trainers ever, D. Wayne Lucas, who will field Dublin on Derby Day.  Pletcher made his own fame at Belmont Park where he was the top trainer in 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2003.

A Pletcher trained horse will immediately command respect on the Kentucky Derby odds board as he has won the Eclipse Award as the top trainer in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.  In 2007 Pletcher earned his first ever Triple Crown race win in, appropriately enough, the Belmont Stakes with Rags to Riches, who was the first filly to win the event since 1905.

Rags to Riches was the Kentucky Oaks winner that year as the top filly in the famed race that takes place the day before the Derby.

Pletcher’s lack of Kentucky Derby betting success is the one blot on his otherwise phenomenal resume.  He has never won the Run for the Roses and will not consider his career complete until he does.

Pletcher’s Kentucky Derby betting resume also includes training titles at Gulfstream Park, Keeneland, Aqueduct, Saratoga, Belmont, and Monmouth Park.

With Eskendereya leading the strong lineup of Pletcher horses, many Kentucky Derby betting handicappers believe that this is the year that Pletcher ends his Churchill Downs jinx and will appear at the winner’s circle.  He has the horse peaking at just the right time and looking dominant after the huge win at the Wood Memorial by nearly ten lengths.