Favorites Emerge From Packed Derby Field

Favorites Emerge From Packed Derby Field

His 104 speed rating at that race makes him a horse worth considering. Although Bravazo ran eighth in the Louisiana Derby and is among four 50-1 longshots in Saturday's 20-horse Kentucky Derby field, the trainer views the colt's two wins before the Louisiana Derby as proof of his worthiness.

The Kentucky Derby has always been a great reason to throw a party.

Jose Lezcano aboard State of Honor (6) races John Velazquez aboard Always Dreaming (5) during the 2017 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

Justify made his debut on February 18 and has swept three races, most recently the Santa Anita Derby by 3 lengths last month.

Dermot Weld is the only trainer based in Europe to ever win an American classic but he reckons Aidan O'Brien has a "wonderful chance" of securing a historic Kentucky Derby success this Saturday with Mendelssohn.

"That's not a factor", Battaglia said.

For Lukas' fellow horsemen, the comeback also seems to have added wholeness to this year's Derby.

"That's silly", Battaglia said. "Lightly raced is the problem".

"It's fun but we don't relax, everybody is all nerves", Baffert said.

"Both performance and connections", Battaglia said.

BC-RAC-Kentucky Derby-Draw, 138 Justify installed the early 3-1 favorite for Kentucky DerbyAP Photo KYCR119, KYCR120, KYCR116Eds: APNewsNow.

This Derby was one of my all-time favorites because Mine That Bird produced one of the biggest upsets in Derby history.

How concerned was Baffert with the draw?

Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets - 5/4/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
And Harden, who finished with 32 points and 11 assists in the shock defeat, says Houston paid the price for overlooking the Jazz. I originally had this going six games, but definitely didn't see Houston losing tonight. "Give them credit", Harden said.

"You feel like you're blessed to have a career and nobody else is at that age to say that they're here", Lukas said. Justify 3:1 (NOTE: Just an hour ago, Justify was 2:1 - shows how much post position matters in wagering) 8. "I was relieved when I saw him in seven".

"Right now, while punters are limited to a handful of private worldwide gaming companies that will accept deposits with cryptocurrency, players with crypto wallets can use Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash or Litecoin to make a deposit and bet on the Kentucky Derby", said Tim Maxwell, US Racing's operations director, in a statement.

"You know, seven's fine, but he still has to break well".

Mendelssohn is looking to become the first Derby victor of a different sort. On the other, the last victor was Street Sense in 2007.

Those spots went to Firenze Fire (one) and Combatant (20).

The 144th edition of the mile-and-a-quarter race for three-year-old thoroughbreds is expected to attract more than 150,000 spectators.

Baffert said after the son of Scat Daddy won his first race, he was special, and a potential Kentucky Derby victor. The other is 6-1 third choice Magnum Moon.

Initially, Pletcher was not thrilled by the news.

The main starting gate holds 14 horses and a six-stall auxiliary gate is attached.

"So we'll go with that angle", Pletcher said. "That's all we can do". The 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 Kentucky Derby winners all started from that gate. "The Apollo Curse is something I don't even think about".

This year, LeBlanc has another horse in the derby, My Boy Jack.

Vino Rosso (12-1 odds, post 18) - Here's another hunch bet, this time for folks who savor a nice Burgundy. "Sometimes you can work out good trips from out there". Bozich is a reporter for WDRB.

Related Articles