Kentucky Derby betting odds did not have Toby’s Corner as one of the early favorites to win the 2011 Run for the Roses but that Kentucky Derby online betting perception has changed dramatically.
Toby’s Corner is now a serious Kentucky Derby contend that is garnering plenty of attention from horse players and handicappers after his win in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct earlier this month in which he upset the highly favored Uncle Mo, who has been one of the top Kentucky Derby gambling futures favorites since lines came out at the start of the New Year.
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Toby’s Corner is owned by Dianne Cotter, trained by H. Graham Motion, and will be mounted by Eddie Castro. Toby’s Corner is by Bellamy Road and Brandon’s Ride.
Toby’s Corner paid $19.40 to win the Wood Memorial as he got off to a good start and quickly took the inside where he big his time in a crowded field before he made his move at the sixteenth pole by shooting the gap between two competitors and then taking the race going away.
Prior to the Wood Memorial Toby’s Corner added to his Kentucky Derby bet online credentials with a with a third place showing in the Grade 3 Gotham on March 5 as another Derby contender, Stay Thirsty, was the winner.
Toby’s Corner was the winner in 3 consecutive races prior to the Gotham as he took the Whirlaway at Aqueduct on February 5. Toby’s Corner has shown marked improvement since Castro took over as jockey in the Whirlaway.
The Wood Memorial was one and one eight miles in length and is one of the most prestigious Kentucky Derby prep races of the spring. With his win in the Wood Memorial Toby’s Corner has attracted plenty of action with the Kentucky Derby betting odds but his value may have peaked in the Wood when he was anonymous.