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Kentucky Derby Betting Odds - Uncle Mo Fails to Bring Wood

Kentucky Derby betting odds handicappers still have Uncle Mo as one of the top favorites to win this year’s Run for the Roses and contend for the Triple Crown.

Kentucky Derby betting odds handicappers are concerned however with the poor performance in Uncle Mo’s last race which has raised Kentucky Derby online betting doubts about his invincibility.

Uncle Mo was a prohibitive favorite in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct in New York which is one of the top Kentucky Derby prep races that is run each spring.  Uncle Mo had a stomach ailment in the Wood Memorial however and finished in 3rd place behind Toby’s Corner and Arthur’s Tale.

Uncle Mo broke out of the gate well and looked early as if he would have control of the race and kicked hard down the stretch before fading at the end in his bid to steal the wire.

With that win in the Wood Memorial Toby’s Corner has become a leading favorite with Kentucky Derby gambling handicappers after garnering little if any attention before the big upset win.

While Toby’s Corner may be the proverbial Flavor of the Month the fact remains that Uncle Mo is still a leading contender on Derby Day and has a stellar record with great connections starting with trainer Todd Pletcher who is arguably the best at what he does in today’s horse racing era.

Pletcher won the 2010 Eclipse Award as best trainer and was the winner in the Run for the Roses last year with Super Saver who became a Kentucky Derby bet online upset winner in the 2010 Derby.

Uncle Mo also has a hall of fame jockey with John Velazquez who has run in 11 Kentucky Derbies but is yet to win.

Uncle Mo may actually bring better value for the Derby since he lost the Wood Memorial as a prohibitive favorite.  Pletcher and company say that the ailment that plagued Uncle Mo has been cured and that the horse will be 100 percent for his run with the Kentucky Derby betting odds.

Prior to the Wood Memorial, Uncle Mo was the winner of four consecutive races including Grade 1 payoffs in the Breeders Cup Juvenile and the Grade 1 Champagne last fall at Belmont Park.