Kentucky Derby gambling respect and trainer D. Wayne Lucas go hand in hand as the legendary veteran will guide Dublin to the gate with the Kentucky Derby odds. While Dublin has instant Kentucky Derby gambling credibility with Lucas as trainer, the horse has plenty of other credentials that make for an attractive alternative to the more expensive big name overlay horses on the board.
Dublin’s Kentucky Derby gambling resume includes a record of eight starts with two wins, one place, and two shows with total earnings at over $400,000. The Colt is coming off a couple of disappointing finishes that have served to drive away gamblers that were originally interested.
The positive is that this may end up helping Dublin’s overall Kentucky Derby wagering value as it will scare off casual money.
Dublin last ran on April 10 in the Grade I Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park and finished in third place as the second choice on the board at 3-1. Dublin finished behind fellow Kentucky Derby gambling contenders Line of David, who was the 17-1 winner, and Super Saver.
Dublin did beat out the favorite Noble’s Promise, who is another contender for the blanket of roses on May 1.
On March 13 Dublin ran in the Grade II Rebel Stakes and finished third behind fellow Kentucky Derby gambling contenders Lookin at Lucky and Noble’s Promise.
Dublin was the co-favorite at near even money with Lookin at Lucky, who won by a head. Dublin weakened at the final furlong which has concerned some handicappers about his endurance ability.
On February 20 in the Grade III Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park Dublin finished second by three quarters of a length to fellow Kentucky Derby gambling contender Conveyance, who was the favorite.