Kentucky Derby gambling handicappers are giving this horse a strong look as the colt brings everything a gambler could want to the table with the Kentucky Derby odds. Lookin at Lucky has an impressive Kentucky Derby gambling resume but is coming off a disappointing finish in his last outing with a third place finish in the Grade I Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita on April 3.
Lookin at Lucky was the prohibitive favorite but never really found his stride and was not a serious contender at any time as Sidney’s Candy earned a comfortable win.
The loss in that prestigious Kentucky Derby gambling prep race may have served a useful purpose for gamblers, however, as Lookin at Lucky is now a classic beaten favorite that offers better board value than what would have been the case had he cruised to victory at Santa Anita.
Lookin at Lucky still has one of the better records of the entire Kentucky Derby wagering lineup with eight starts, six wins, one second place finish, one third place finish, and total earnings of over $1.5 million.
Lookin at Lucky has a world class staff to work with led by trainer Bob Baffert, who is one of the elite names in all of Kentucky Derby gambling. The highly respected Garrett Gomez will get the mount. Pegram, Watson, and Weitman own the colt.
Prior to the disappointing setback in the Santa Anita Derby, Lookin at Lucky won the Grade II Rebel Stakes on March 13 at Oaklawn as the even money favorite. Lookin at Lucky beat out fellow Kentucky Derby gambling contenders Noble’s Promise and Dublin for the win, which was by a head.
Lookin at Lucky was impressive as the rallied from sixth position at the half way mark and from fifth position at the three quarter pole to explode to victory down the stretch.
With Smart Strike and Private Feeling as parents, Lookin at Lucky has the Kentucky Derby gambling pedigree to be blanketed in roses at the end of the day while making a lot of money for his backers.