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Kentucky Derby Odds: Horseplayers Calling an Audible

With division leaders Good Magic and Bolt d’Oro still waiting to make their much-anticipated three-year-old debuts, horseplayers have gravitated toward Holy Bull (G2) winner Audible, who is now the early betting favorite for the Kentucky Derby at Bovada at odds of +800.

Bolt d’Oro has drifted up from +700 on Feb. 5 to second choice at Bovada in early Derby betting at +900 while Good Magic remains at +1000.

By comparison, at BetOnline Bolt d’Oro is currently at +650, Good Magic is +750, Audible is +950 and McKinzie is +750.

McKinzie, the undefeated Bob Baffert trainee, won the Sham (G3) in his last outing. He remains at +1600 at Bovada in early Derby wagering.

On Saturday, the D. Wayne Lukas-trained Bravazo won the Risen Star (G2) at Fair Grounds, picking up 50 Derby points, assuring a starting spot in the gate for the Run for the Roses.

The colt pulled off the upset, returning $44.00 with long shot Snapper Sinclair completing a $2 exacta that paid $603.40.

Bravazo is currently listed at +3300 in early Derby wagering at Bovada.

On Monday at Oaklawn Park, My Boy Jack rallied up the inside to win the Southwest (G3), picking up 10 Derby points for trainer Keith Desormeaux and his brother Kent, who was in the irons.

The colt returned his backers $19.60 with Combatant running second and Sporting Chance third.

As of Tuesday morning, Bovada had not yet added My Boy Jack to the betting, while BetOnline has the colt listed at +2000.

Sporting Chance gives Lukas a second contender as he seeks his fifth win in the Kentucky Derby. Lukas has started a record 48 runners in the first jewel of the Triple Crown.

Sporting Chance had a rough trip in the stretch in his third-place finish and was making his first start since winning the Hopeful (G1) last September at Saratoga.

The colt is listed at +4000 at Bovada and +3500 at BetOnline.

There are no Road to the Kentucky Derby points races on tap this weekend. On March 3 we have the Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park that will feature the return of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile champ Good Magic.

Odds to Win 2018 Kentucky Derby
HorseOdds
Audible+800
Bolt Doro+900
Good Magic+1000
Solomini +1400
McKinzie +1600
Gold Town +1600
Mask +2000
Free Drop Billy +2500
Analyze It +2500
Mendelssohn +2500
Dak Attack +2500
Take Charge Tapit +2500
Untamed Domain +2500
Catholic Boy +2500
Roaring Lion +2500
Le Vent Se Leve +2500
Justify +2800
Avery Island +3300
Mourinho +3300
Instilled Regard +3300
Montauk +3300
Bravazo +3300
Navistar +3300
Nero +3300
Saxon Warrior +3300
Alkhaatam +3300
Strike Power +3300
Mississippi +3300
Firenze Fire +4000
Principe Guilherme +4000
Sporting Chance +4000
Promises Fulfilled +4000
Magnum Moon +4000
Snapper Sinclair +4000
Enticed +5000
Hollywood Star +5000
Zulfikhar +5000
Tiz Mischief +5000
The Tabulator +5000
Marconi +5000
Combatant +5000
Givemeaminit +15000
Lone Sailor +15000

Article written on February 20, odds as of February 20 at Bovada

Handicapper Michael Dempsey will be covering the Road to the Kentucky Derby for OddsShark and his full card reports with selections, analysis, fair odds line and wagering recommendations for major tracks can be found daily at turfnsport.com.

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Three Road to the Kentucky Derby points races were contested last Saturday with Audible coming out of his impressive victory in the $350,000 Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park taking the most betting action in Kentucky Derby future wagering.

The Todd Pletcher trainee was not on the radar among most horseplayers looking for Derby contenders but after posting a 5 ½ length win, his Kentucky Derby future odds at BetOnline have dropped to +1000.

Avery Island was the winner of the $250,000 Withers (G3) at Aqueduct, his second graded stakes win. He won the Nashua (G2) last November and then was second in the Remsen (G3).

His early Kentucky Derby betting odds drifted down to +1600 at Bovada and +2000 at BetOnline.

Lombo was the upset winner of the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis (G3) at Santa Anita in his first start after breaking his maiden in his third career outing, returning his backers $19.40.

Not yet listed at Bovada, horseplayers can lock in +3500 on the colt at BetOnline.

Audible earned a 99 Beyer Speed Figure for his win, while Avery Island earned an 87 and Lombo an 86.

Bolt d’Oro remains the early Kentucky Derby favorite, currently at +700 at Bovada and +750 at BetOnline. The colt won his first three starts last year before running third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1).

The Juvenile winner was Good Magic, who remains the second choice in Derby betting at Bovada at +1000 while BetOnline has the Chad Brown trainee at odds of +850.

Good Magic and Firenze Fire are tied for first in the Road to the Kentucky Derby points standings with 24 each.

Firenze Fire ran second in the Withers on Saturday. The colt won the Jerome on Jan. 13 and won the Champagne (G1) last October, picking up 10 points for each win.

The colt has dropped down to +2500 in early Derby wagering at Bovada and at +4000 at BetOnline.

There is one Derby points race coming up this Saturday — the $250,000 Sam F. Davis (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs.

Among those pointing toward the race are Remsen (G3) winner Catholic Boy and Hollywood Star, who was scratched out of the Holy Bull and will be making his first start since a sixth-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.

Odds to Win 2018 Kentucky Derby
HorseOdds
Bolt Doro+700
Good Magic+1000
Solomini+1400
McKinzie+1600
Mask+1600
Instilled Regard+1600
Avery Island+1600
Mourinho+2000
Free Drop Billy+2000
Analyze It+2500
Montauk+2500
Mendelssohn+2500
Dak Attack+2500
Take Charge Tapit+2500
Untamed Domain+2500
Catholic Boy+2500
Roaring Lion+2500
Le Vent Se Leve+2500
Firenze Fire+2500
Principe Guilherme+2500
Enticed+3300
Navistar+3300
Hollywood Star+3300
Zulfikhar+3300
Nero+3300
The Tabulator+3300
Saxon Warrior+3300
Alkhaatam+3300
Tiz Mischief+3300
Strike Power+3300
Mississippi+3300
Sporting Chance+4000
Promises Fulfilled+4000
St Patrick's Day+5000
Marconi+5000
Engage+5000
Givemeaminit+5000
Combatant+5000
Bravazo+6600
Argosy Fleet+6600
Airtouch+8000
Lone Sailor+15000

Article written on February 6, odds as of February 6 at Bovada

Handicapper Michael Dempsey will be covering the Road to the Kentucky Derby for OddsShark and his full card reports with selections, analysis, fair odds line and wagering recommendations for major tracks can be found daily at turfnsport.com.

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Two-time Grade 1 winner Bolt d’Oro remains the early betting favorite for the Kentucky Derby (G1) despite a minor setback and the colt likely will be back in action in March.

The Mick Ruis trainee won his first three career starts last year, including wins in the Del Mar Futurity (G1) and Frontrunner (G1). The colt was the beaten favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) where he was third behind Good Magic and Solomini.

Despite the loss the colt is the +700 early betting favorite for the Kentucky Derby at Bovada.

The betting odds may get a shakeup as there are three Road to the Kentucky Derby points races coming up — the $200,000 LeComte (G3) at Fair Grounds and the $150,000 Jerome (G3) at Aqueduct on Saturday and the $150,000 Smarty Jones at Oaklawn Park on Monday.

A pulled muscle put Bolt d’Oro on the sidelines temporarily, but his next workout could come within the next couple of weeks and his next intended race is the $400,000 San Felipe (G2) at Santa Anita on March 10.

His likely final prep for the Run for the Roses would come in the $1-million Santa Anita Derby (G1) on April 7.

The Santa Anita Derby has produced recent Kentucky Derby winners I’ll Have Another (2012) and California Chrome (2014).

Good Magic is the second choice in early Kentucky Derby wagering at Bovada at +1000. The Chad Brown trainee won his first race when taking the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in his third career start.

Hollywood Star and Solomini are co-third choices at +1200.

Hollywood Star was sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in his last outing. The Dale Romans trainee showed promise last year in runner-up finishes in the Saratoga Special (G2) and Iroquois (G2).

Solomini was the runner-up in the Frontrunner and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and then crossed the wire first in the Los Alamitos Futurity (G1) but was placed third for interference in the stretch.

Two talented colts to keep an eye on this weekend are Champagne (G1) winner Firenze Fire, who goes in the Jerome, and Principe Guilherme, who makes his stakes debut in the LeComte after winning his first two career starts by a combined 18 lengths.

Odds to Win 2018 Kentucky Derby
HorseOdds
Bolt d’Oro+700
Good Magic+1000
Hollywood Star+1200
Solomini+1200
Analyze It+1400
McKinzie+1400
St Patrick’s Day+1600
Mask+1800
Montauk+2000
Enticed+2000
Zulfikhar+2000
Mendelssohn+2500
Nero+2500
Dak Attack+2500
Take Charge Tapit+2500
Untamed Domain+2500
Catholic Boy+2500
Roaring Lion+2500
Scrapper+2500
Le Vent Se Leve+2500
Instilled Regard+2500
Free Drop Billy+3300
Firenze Fire+3300
The Tabulator+3300
Saxon Warrior+3300
Sporting Chance+4000
Avery Island+4000
Promises Fulfilled+4000
Marconi+5000
Engage+5000
Givemeaminit+5000
Combatant+5000
Lone Sailor+6600

Article written on January 11, odds as of January 11 at Bovada

Handicapper Michael Dempsey will be covering the Road to the Kentucky Derby for OddsShark and his full card reports with selections, analysis, fair odds line and wagering recommendations for major tracks can be found daily at turfnsport.com.

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The Todd Pletcher trained Always Dreaming is the tepid betting favorite for the 143rd Kentucky Derby (G1), which is now just hours away from being contested under the historic Twin Spires at Churchill Downs.

The weather forecast is calling for considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. The chance of rain is 100 percent.

The main track for Kentucky Oaks Day on Friday was sloppy and was favoring speed early on the card, with closers picking up a few wins late including Abel Tasman in the Oaks, the filly going from last to first to pull off the upset.

First post on Derby Day is 10:30 ET with post time for the Run for the Roses set for 6:46 ET.

Florida Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming is the +450 betting favorite in early wagering at Bovada. The Todd Pletcher trainee will break from the five post with Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez in the irons.

Second choice in early Derby betting at Bovada is Classic Empire at +500. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner won the Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park in his last prep.

Trained by Mark Casse, the colt will break from the 14 post with Julien Leparoux in the irons.

McCraken and Irish War Cry are the co-third choices in early Derby wagering at Bovada at +600.

The Ian Wilkes trained McCraken suffered his first defeat in a third-place finish in the Blue Grass 9 (G2) at Keeneland in his last outing. He won his first four career starts, three of those coming over the Churchill Downs main track.

Brian Hernandez Jr. seeks his first Derby victory and will break the son of Ghostzapper from the 15 post.

Irish War Cry is coming off an impressive victory in the Wood Memorial (G2) at Aqueduct in his last outing. He is trained by Graham Motion, who saddled 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, who returned $43.20 to win.

Rajiv Maragh, who recently returned to riding after being on the sidelines for 16 months because of injuries he suffered in a spill, will be aboard the colt and they will break from the 17 post.

Untrapped and State of Honor share honors for the biggest long shots in the field of 20, each at +5000.

Post time for the Kentucky Derby, which is the 12th of 14 races on the Churchill Downs card is scheduled for 6:46 ET and will be broadcast live on NBC.

Handicapper Michael Dempsey will be covering the Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown for Odds Shark and his full card reports with selections, analysis, fair odds line and wagering recommendations for major tracks can be found daily at turfnsport.com.

Odds to Win 2017 Kentucky Derby
HorseOdds
Always Dreaming+450
Classic Empire+500
McCraken+600
Irish War Cry+600
Gunnevera+900
Hence+1600
Tapwrit+1600
Gormley+1800
Girvin+2000
Looking At Lee+2200
Thunder Snow+2200
Practical Joke+2200
Patch+2500
Irap+2800
Battle of Midway+2800
Sonneteer+3300
J. Boys Echo+3300
Fast and Accurate+4000
Untrapped+5000
State of Honor+5000

Article written on May 6, odds as of May 6 at Bovada

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