Kentucky Derby betting value could come in the form of Rule, which is a Pletcher horse that has an attractive Kentucky Derby gambling resume that shows plenty of potential. Rule is owned by the famed Winstar Farm and will be ridden by one of the most respected jockeys in Kentucky Derby betting with John Velazquez.
Rule is by Roman Ruler and Rockcide. It is a pedigree that offers enough in stamina for the marathon mile and a quarter of the Derby.
Rule brings an excellent record to the Kentucky Derby betting board as in seven starts he has four wins, one second place finish and two third place runs. Rule last ran on March 20 in the Grade I Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park and finished third behind fellow Kentucky Derby contenders Ice Box and Pleasant Prince.
Rule took the lead at the stretch on the outside but simply didn’t have enough to close the deal. Beyond that the field was not considered the cream of the crop and this caused Rule to go down in prestige with many handicappers.
Prior to that Rule caught the attention of those playing the Kentucky Derby odds with a win in the Grade III Sam F Davis at Tampa Bay on February 13. Rule beat out Schoolyard Dreams by three lengths in a wire to wire performance.
Rule also has added to his Kentucky Derby betting resume with a win in the Grade III Boyd Gaming Delta Jackpot at Delta Downs on December 4 as he led from the quarter pole on to beat out Uh Oh Bango by a neck.
Rule has the reputation among Kentucky Derby betting handicappers for having speed and consistency as well as the proven ability to be able to succeed on dirt.
Rule also impressed Kentucky Derby betting handicappers with a win at Delta Downs in the Jean Lafitte on November 6 as he blew away the field with a wire to wire nine length win to firmly establish his potential as a dominant horse.
The only concern about Rule is that he has not run a lot of races against top shelf competition and his performance in the Florida Derby was an undeniable disappointment.