Kentucky Derby odds players will be giving many horses a close study but The Factor is looking like one of the most intriguing Kentucky Derby wagering contenders for 2011.
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The Factor will enter Kentucky Derby gambling action under the ownership of Fog City Stable and George Bolton. The Factor is trained by one of the best in Bob Baffert and Martin Garcia will get the mount.
Baffert commands immense respect with Kentucky Derby handicappers and fans as one of the most successful and famous trainers in horse racing. Baffert made his name with back to back Kentucky Derby wins with Silver Charm in 1997 and Real Quiet in 1998.
He later won the garland of roses again with War Emblem in 2002. He awas elected to the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in 2009.
Garcia descends from Mexico and made his fame last year with a win in the Preakness Stakes aboard Lookin at Lucky. Garcia began riding show jumping horses at the age of 14.
Bolton was the owner of 2007 Horse of the Year Curlin who was the winner of the Breeders Cup Classic.
The Factor caught the attention of everyone looking to make a Kentucky Derby bet online with his win in the Grade 2 Rebel at Oaklawn Park as he blew away the field with a win of 6 and a quarter lengths.
The Factor faced little if any competition in the Rebel and that dominant performance has stayed in the minds of handicappers who are looking for a top shelf Derby contender.
Prior to the Rebel win The Factor was the winner of the Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita with a strong stretch run as he won by one and three quarter lengths over Sway Away.
The only question about The Factor with the Kentucky Derby odds is his ability to handle the mile and a quarter distance.