Kentucky Derby betting odds bettors have traditionally given the winner of the Santa Anita Derby a good hard look and that will again be the case for 2011 Kentucky Derby online betting action.
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Midnight Interlude has emerged as a bona fide Kentucky Derby gambling contender after his upset win in the Santa Anita Derby on April 9 as he took the wire at a price of $29.80. Midnight Interlude went into the first turn four wide and was four wide into the stretch before being urged by jockey Victor Espinoza to pass by Comma to the Top for the big win.
Midnight Interlude has outstanding credentials starting with trainer Bob Baffert. Baffert trained back to back Kentucky Derby winners Silver Charm in 1997 and Real Quiet in 1998 and then took the Blanket of Roses again with 2002 on an upset win by War Emblem. Baffert has saddled 18 Derby horses for his career and is a Hall of Famer.
Espinoza was the winning jockey aboard War Emblem in that 2002 Derby win and has been one of the most successful jockeys on the famed and respected California circuit.
Despite the loss in the Santa Anita Derby, Comma to the Top remains a top Kentucky Derby bet online contender as well.
Comma to the Top is trained by Peter Miller and has one of the best jockeys getting the ride in Corey Nakatani.
Comma to the Top looks to be resurgent for the Kentucky Derby after finishing out of the money in his two previous starts before Santa Anita.
Comma to the Top won 5 consecutive races from October 1 through December 18 of last year which included the Grade 1 Cash Call Futurity from Hollywood Park. The win in the Cash Call brought Comma to the Top considerable attention with Kentucky Derby betting odds handicappers that remains to this day.