Kentucky Derby gambling attention may be zeroed in on prohibitive favorite Eskendereya but another horse could offer better board value with the Kentucky Derby odds. Awesome Act is the type of horse that often works best for Kentucky Derby gambling.
Awesome Act is a legitimate contender with considerable ability and up side and yet is not priced out of sight and can offer a profitable Derby Day with plenty of betting options to max out with.
Awesome Act has an impressive Kentucky Derby gambling resume that includes two starts for 2010 with one win and one third place finish with total earnings of $225,000.
Last year Awesome Act was in the money in four out of six starts with one win, two second place finishes, and a third place finish as well with total earnings of just under $72,000.
Awesome Act may have turned off some Kentucky Derby wagering fans with his performance at the April 3 Grade I Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, which is one of the most important and prestigious Kentucky Derby prep races of the season.
Awesome Act finished in third place as the second choice on the board far behind prohibitive favorite Eskendereya and the second place Jackson Bend.
On the positive, Awesome Act padded his Kentucky Derby gambling resume with a win on March 6 at Aqueduct in the Grade III Gotham Stakes as the $2.85 chalk. Awesome Act beat out Yawanna Twist by a length and a half as the colt rallied from fourth place at the three quarter pole after standing in sixth position at the half way mark.
The win demonstrated to Kentucky Derby gambling handicappers that Awesome Act has the stamina and endurance to make a late charge, much like Mine That Bird was known for doing last year at the Derby.
The colt is owned by Mrs. Susan Roy, Vinery Stables and the trainer is Jeremy Noseda. Julien Leparoux gets the mount.
Awesome Act could make for an awesome Kentucky Derby gambling profit with a good run and some breaks along the way.