The prep races are almost over and only the Derby Trial is left to get points in the new point system to determine which horses can get in the race instead of the old graded earnings list.
The top Kentucky Derby contenders already have 30 qualifying points or more which will probably be enough for a ticket into the “Run for the Roses” on May 5, 2018 at Churchill Downs.
The Kentucky Derby field is limited to 20 horses. If more than 20 horses enter the race, the final entries are determined by the amount of graded stakes earnings each horse has accumulated.
Each race in the first leg of the “Triple Crown Championship Series” between Feb. thru March will be worth 50 points to the winner, 20 to the runner-up, 10 to third and 5 to fourth.
The seven lucrative races staged three-to-five weeks ahead of the Derby offer lofty points worth twice as much as the first leg: 100 to first, 40 to second, 20 to third and 10 to fourth.
The post time for the first race is set at 10:30 AM and the post time for the 144 running of the Kentucky Derby will be 6:24 PM - approximately and will be televised live on NBC beginning at 4 PM Eastern on Saturday.
When placing a bet on Kentucky Derby future odds, consider whether or not the horse you are betting on will have the necessary graded stakes earnings to be in the top 20 earners.
Below are some of the contenders that will possibly run the day of the race. There are 20 Derby Contenders for the race but these are the most likely ones will be confirmed a place at the event.
|Audible||Todd Pletcher||5.00||John Velazequez||+885|
|Bolt d’Oro||Mick Ruis||3.00 *||Javier Castellano||+545|
|Bravazo||D. Wayne Lukas||2.75||Miguel Mena||+6050|
|Combatant||Steve Asmussen||2.60||Ricardo Santana Jr.||+6050|
|Enticed||Kiaran McLaughlin||3.00||Joel Rosario||+2550|
|Firenze Fire||Jason Servis||4.14||Manny Franco||+8050|
|Flameaway||Mark Casse||4.00||Jose Lezcano||+4250|
|Free Drop Billy||Dale Romans||1.74 *||Luis Saez||+4550|
|Good Magic||Chad Brown||3.40 *||Jose Ortiz||+685|
|Greyvitos||Adam Kitchingman||3.00||Victor Espinoza|
|Gronkowski||Jeremy Noseda||3.00||Jamie Spencer||+2550|
|Hofburg||Bill Mott||2.78||Jose Ortiz|
|Justify||Bob Baffert||3.00||Mike Smith||+365|
|Lone Sailor||Todd Fincher||2.71||Tracy Hebert||+6550|
|Magnum Moon||Tom Amoss||3.27||James Graham||+825|
|Mendelssohn||Aidan O'Brien||1.80 *||Ryan Moore||+625|
|My Boy Jack||Keith Desormeaux||1.77||Kent Desormeaux||+2250|
|Noble Indy||Todd Pletcher||3.00||John Velazequez||+4050|
|Promises Fulfilled||Dale Romans||9.00||Irad Ortiz Jr.||+6550|
|Quip||Rodolphe Brisset||3.00||Florent Geroux||+3050|
|Snapper Sinclair||Steve Asmussen||9.00||A. Beschizza|
|Solomini||Bob Baffert||3.00 *||Flavien Prat||+2250|
|Vino Rosso||Todd Pletcher||3.57||John Velazquez||+1015|
|Off the Trail|
|Avery Island||Kiaran McLaughlin||2.64 *||Joe Bravo|
|Catholic Boy||Jonathan Thomas||2.08 *||Manny Franco|
|Instilled Regard||Jerry Hollendorfer||1.59 *||Javier Castellano|
|Lombo||Michael Pender||5.00||Flavien Prat|
|McKinzie||Bob Baffert||2.33 *||Mike Smith|
|Mourinho||Bob Baffert||3.00||Drayden Van Dyke|
|Runaway Ghost||Todd Fincher||3.00||Tracy Hebert|
|Strike Power||Mark Hennig||3.67||Luis Saez|
The field for the Kentucky Derby has been whittled down to just 25 contenders, and of the 25, 20 will finally be selected to begin the quest for the elusive Triple Crown.
There are no shortage of opinions and angles when handicapping the Kentucky Derby. With up to 20 horses leaving the starting gate on the First Saturday in May, let our experts help you find good plays and picks for your Kentucky Derby betting.
Now is the time to get invested in your favorite Kentucky Derby betting lines though, as the prices tend to move a ton after the morning lines are released the week of the race.
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