Kentucky Derby 2018 Odds: Latest Vegas Betting Lines for Churchill Downs Field https://ift.tt/2rcVgvs Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images The wait for this year’s Kentucky Derby is nearly over, as the grounds of Churchill Downs in Louisville will soon be filled to the brim with horse racing fanatics to enjoy the most exciting two minutes in sports in […]
The wait for this year’s Kentucky Derby is nearly over, as the grounds of Churchill Downs in Louisville will soon be filled to the brim with horse racing fanatics to enjoy the most exciting two minutes in sports in person.
For many spectators watching, the Kentucky Derby is a thrilling viewing experience. For others, it’s so much more. With bets being placed left and right, the odds for this year’s derby have been monitored closely, and for good reason.
As of Monday night, the favorite to win the first leg of the Triple Crown is Bob Baffert’s horse named Justify, who has been the favorite among oddsmakers since the opening line was released.
But after Justify, it’s a bit of a crapshoot to find another clear-cut contender who could upset the field.
Magnum Moon +800
Bolt d’Oro +900
Good Magic +1100
Vino Rosso +1600
Noble Indy +2000
My Boy Jack +2500
Promises Fulfilled +3300
Free Drop Billy +3300
Restoring Hope +4000
Firenze Fire +4000
Lone Sailor +4000
Snapper Sinclair +5000
Dream Baby Dream +6600
Odds courtesy of OddsShark
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If you didn’t know and have been living under a rock for the past week, much of the talk surrounding the Derby and Justify has centered around the Apollo Curse.
Since 1882, no horse has won the Kentucky Derby without starting a race as a two-year-old since Apollo. Justify, now three years old, shouldn’t worry too much about other horses of the past, as he’s coming into this year’s Run for the Roses in great form.
Justify has won on all three of his starts in his young career, including an impressive three-length victory over fellow Derby contender Bolt d’Oro in the Santa Anita Derby last month.
At plus-300 (bet $10 to win $30), the favorite is clear. Don’t let the Apollo Curse turn you away from the closest thing to a sure bet in this year’s Derby.
Underdog to Watch: Noble Indy
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Why bet on the underdog when he’s unlikely to win? The odds, ladies and gentlemen. Never ignore the odds.
At plus-2000, Noble Indy is stuck in the middle of the pack, according to oddsmakers, but is going under the radar for no real reason at all. The three-year-old colt is a Todd Pletcher trained horse that knows how to ride, as the evidence has shown during his week of preparation for the Derby.
The Louisiana Derby winner timed in at one minute, 1.6 seconds over five furlongs earlier this week during a practice session, per PaulickReport.com.
It’s a long shot, but that’s the whole point of wagering a bet, isn’t it? If you’re not putting your hard earned money on Justify at plus-300, Mendelssohn at plus-400 or Audible at plus-650, take a chance at Noble Indy. He just might be the dark horse of this Derby after all.
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May 1, 2018 at 04:14AM