Kentucky Derby wagering hype often takes a life of its own as the general public will often play the Kentucky Derby odds based on that hype. While Kentucky Derby wagering hype so far is on other horses, Musket Man has been winning big and could be the most underrated horse listed on the Kentucky Derby odds.
Musket Man enters the Kentucky Derby wagering lineup with a career mark of 5 wins and 1 show in 6 starts with a total of $485,000 in graded earnings. Musket Man enters Kentucky Derby wagering action coming off an impressive win in the Illinois Derby. Prior to that Musket Man won the Tampa Bay Derby.
Before winning the Tampa Bay Derby Musket Man had his only non-win with a third place showing in the Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs, which has scared off some Kentucky Derby wagering fans who can’t get past that. The Illinois Derby and Tampa Bay Derby wins, however, more than make up for that bad performance.
Musket Man’s success in those last two races make many shrewd handicappers think that he is one of the best values on the board. Musket Man’s pedigree is not considered top shelf, which is another reason for his lack of respect on the Kentucky Derby wagering board.
Musket Man is trained by a native Irishman, Derek Ryan. He has worked in United States horse racing since 1989 and considers Musket Man the best horse he has ever trained. Jockey Eibar Coa will be riding Musket Man. Coa is well known in Kentucky Derby wagering circles as a top rider in both Florida and New York.
He was the leading rider in New York for 2006. Last year he finished fourth in Kentucky Derby wagering action aboard Tale of Ekati, his best finish ever in the “Run for the Roses”. Eric Fein and Vic Carlson own Musket Man.
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