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Uncle Mo Kentucky Derby favorite

A trio of New York horses lead the early odds to win the 2011 Kentucky Derby with Uncle Mo leading the way.

The Breeders' Cup juvenile winner seems to have his mojo and bettors like what they have seen in the son of 1998 Derby favorite Indian Charlie. Racebook managers are reading carefully, opening him as 4/1 favorites a full five months ahead of the Churchill Downs run.

Todd Pletcher will train the horse, who arrived in Florida two weeks before Christmas to begin workouts in the run-up to the Derby prep schedule.

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Two other New York-based youngsters compete the Top 3 early picks.

To Honor and Serve is 12/1 odds at the bodog racebook, while Boys at Tosconova is 16/1. Pluck, at 25/1, is the only other horse within 30/1 odds.

Murjan is the longest shot currently on the board at 65/1, but the racebook has been known to add horses and post odds at the request of bettors.


Odds to win the 2011 Kentucky Derby: courtesy of the racebook at Bovada:

Astrology             50/1
Biondetti             40/1
Boys at Tosconova     16/1
Curlinello            45/1
J B's Thunder         50/1
J P's Gusto           50/1
Jaycito               30/1
Mucho Macho Man       40/1
Murjan                65/1
Pathfork              30/1
Pluck                 25/1
Rogue Romance         40/1
Sheriff Cogburn       45/1
Smash                 50/1
Sovereign Default     50/1
Stay Thirsty          30/1
Sway Away             50/1
To Honor And Serve    12/1
Uncle Mo              4/1
Zaidan                60/1