The road to the 2008 Kentucky Derby has been an interesting one. Certain horses have risen to the top of the Racebook futures after winning an important race, only to be slammed down after losing an important race.
So on 3 May, 2008, who should you be considering for your Kentucky Derby betting options? Let’s take a look at some of the more interesting horses you can bet on at Bodog.
I know, I know — at 16:1 can he really be called a favorite? Adriano has a few things going for him. Adriano has an amazing pedigree, that includes Seattle Slew and Secretariat. Nice. And there’s every likelihood that he’ll be ridden by jockey Edgar Prado, who’s modern win statistics are just short of phenomenal. Don’t like him to win? Might want to include him in an exotic.
At least according to the odds chart, Big Brown is the 2008 Kentucky Derby fav. And why not? The Florida Derby champ carries the moniker “undefeated”, which ain’t for nothing. Mr. Big is being worked at Palm Meadows by trainer Rick Dutrow because of a hoof injury.
The Santa Anita Derby winner breezed five furlongs in 0:59:40 recently, the third out of 45 at that distance. According to Corey Nakatani, “There’s no question in my mind this horse has the ability to win the Kentucky Derby, and he underscored that today.” Nakatani is the Colonel’s jockey, so take that that into account.
Pyro again? I think enough has been said, and the odds have shifted enough, that Pyro doesn’t need more analysis here.
One way or another, the “favorite” this year hasn’t been one for long, an it really won’t be until the gate’s about to be raised that we’ll have a clear picture who’s favored to take the 08 Derby.
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