Kentucky Derby odds handicappers may find such a horse with Chocolate Candy, who has impressive Kentucky Derby gambling credentials. Chocolate Candy opened at 20/1 on the Kentucky Derby odds board and many think that is too high and that he can earn a Kentucky Derby gambling payoff and the blanket of roses that would come with it.
Chocolate Candy will enter the Kentucky Derby odds board with a record of 4 wins, 2 places, and 1 show in 9 career starts with $370,000 in total graded earnings. Chocolate Candy is coming off a close second place finish in the prestigious Santa Anita Derby, one length behind Pioneer of the Nile, a leading contender against the Kentucky Derby odds.
Prior to that Chocolate Candy finished first in the El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields, which followed a first place showing in the California Derby, which was also at Golden Gate Fields. Chocolate Candy certainly brings the necessary pedigree against the Kentucky Derby odds.
He was sired by Sandy Ride who won all six of his career starts and was a champion miler from Argentina. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has an outstanding resume for the Kentucky Derby odds.
Hollendorfer was the King of Northern California racing with every major title possible for a trainer for over two decades before finally being edged out in 2008. Hollendorfer put together 32 consecutive titles at Golden Gate and 37 consecutive titles at Bay Meadows.
Hollendorfer has put together a staggering win percentage of 25 percent for that two decades of dominance. Hollendorfer has had nothing but bad luck against the Kentucky Derby odds, however, as some of this best horses suffered injuries before being able to run and what horses he has brought to the starting gate have not done well.
Jockey Mike Smith is best remembered for riding a 50/1 long shot against the Kentucky Derby odds into the winner's circle with Giacomo in 2005.
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