One of the top sires of all-time is A.P. Indy but he has never produced a winner in Kentucky Derby betting. Will that change on Saturday?
Online Kentucky Derby betting will have a full field of 20 horses going to the post on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs. Four of those horses are in the bloodlines of A.P. Indy.
It is simply amazing that there has never been a horse from A.P. Indy that has won in Kentucky Derby betting. The horse is 0 for 25 in the Derby. And A.P. Indy has sired more than 140 stakes winners so there is no doubting his credentials as a sire. Horses from A.P. Indy have won more than $113 million in their careers and counting.
Kentucky Derby wagering will have four horses in the A.P. Indy pedigree. They are Florida Derby winner Dialed In who will be one of the favorites on Saturday, Arkansas Derby runner-up Nehro who is getting a lot of attention on the odds board, Gotham Stakes winner Stay Thirsty and Louisiana Derby winner Pants on Fire.
There will not be many better chances that this year for A.P. Indy who will no longer be producing children any more as his last breeding season was unproductive.
You would think that A.P. Indy was overdue for one of his sires to win but if you make a Kentucky Derby bet online you should know that only three of his offspring have ever hit the board. Aptitude finished second in 2000, Steppenwolfer was third in 2006 while Ice Box was second last year.
Online Kentucky Derby betting will likely have Dialed In and Nehro going off at single-digit odds. Dialed In is trained by Nick Zito who is looking for his third Kentucky Derby win. Nehro is trained by Steve Asmussen, Stay Thirsty is trained by Todd Pletcher and Pants on Fire will have female jockey Rosie Napravnik in the irons.
The last three A.P. Indy sons did not do well in the Derby as A.P. Warriors was 18th in 2006, Adriano was 19th in 2008 and Friesan Fire was 18th two years ago.
A.P. Indy was the Horse of the Year in 1992 but was scratched the morning of the Kentucky Derby with a foot bruise. He went on to win the Belmont Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup Classic that year.