To all sports, there will always be a favorite. The one that stands out from the rest, the one with better odds and the one that people is cheering on even before the game. And they are not favorites for nothing. There is a reason why people are loving them and sports analyst are choosing them. Kentucky Derby is no different. A few days from now, the “Most exciting two minutes of sports” will happen and people all over the world have their Kentucky Derby betting already. And at these times favorites had already emerged.
I have went through some of the most famous and most reliable sportsbook around the internet and compile these horses that you must bet on Kentucky Derby. Here is a look at the early favorites of the field of 20 according to Sportsbooks and sports forums to help you win.
Bodemeister (+450): The early Derby favorite will try to become the first horse in over a century to win the race without having a start as a 2-year-old. He’s topped 100 in the Beyer speed ratings three times, only three other horses in the race have even done it once. Bob Baffert trainee rolled to a dominant win in the Arkansas Derby last time out.
Gemologist (+800): Todd Pletcher trainee will go to the post undefeated in five starts. Gemologist seemed to toy with the field in the Wood, taking the lead and then when it looked like he was about to be passed in the stretch, he dug in again and pulled it out. Will take plenty of money at the windows and perhaps grab the early lead on Saturday.
Hansen (+1000): Some say Hansen will be merely a sideshow because of his beauty but this colt beat many of these in the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile on this surface going off at 7-1. The distance could be the problem as Hansen faded to second in his last start, the longest of his career (9 furlongs).
Union Rags (+500): Lots of potential in this one and his connections believe he can get any distance. He’s won four of six lifetime starts but was a disappointing third in the Florida Derby as the prohibitive favorite. Certainly merits consideration and could be the most fit horse to win all legs of the Triple Crown.
Creative Cause (+600): Just missed as the favorite in the Santa Anita Derby last time out but beat Bodemeister the race before by ¾ of a length at the San Felipe. Has had some troubles drifting in the lane but has hit the board in all eight starts.
As for me, I probably would go and bet on Union Rags. First of all, the name is so catchy that it can be use for marketing, the horse got an amazing race record and it seems that it is looking healthy when I last saw it. So what horses are you going to place your Kentucky Derby betting on? Share it here guys and let’s compare notes. Good luck!