Final Kentucky Derby Media Poll

The Kentucky Derby is four days away, which means this will be the final media poll before this year’s Run for the Roses. Since there were no races last week, there were no major changes in this week’s poll, but, there was an interesting development in the top 5.

Justify retained the top spot in the final poll, which wasn’t surprising because he was the most impressive horse during qualifications.

“The way I see it, Justify is the most likely winner,” said Jon White, a voter in the 2018 Kentucky Derby Media Poll.

“Not only has the big, grand-looking colt been poetry in motion while winning all three of his races, he has an excellent chance to be first or second with a furlong to go in the Kentucky Derby,” White said. “That’s significant inasmuch as 52 of the last 55 Kentucky Derby winners have been first or second with a furlong to run.”

Kentucky Derby Predictions

2018 Kentucky Derby Predictions

Bolt d’Oro, who was third in last week’s poll, jumped up one spot and finished second in the poll this week. This brings us to the latest 2018 Kentucky Derby predictions for those looking to bet on the 144th Kentucky Derby.

Good Magic, who was 6th last week, jumped to third in this week’s poll.

“Much like Always Dreaming last year, Good Magic is showing signs of sitting on a huge race,” said Courier Journal reporter Jason Frakes. “I’m tempted to move him all the way to No. 1, but let’s see how the California horses look once they get to Louisville.”

Audible remained in fourth place like he was last week, but Mendelssohn, who was second last week, dropped to fifth place this week.

Here are the top 10 horses according to the latest Kentucky Derby media poll:

Kentucky Derby Media Poll (Week 10)

Horse (1st-place votes) Points Previous

1. Justify (7) 315 1
2. Bolt d’Oro (1) 291 3
3. Good Magic (3) 282 6
4. Audible (2) 280 4
5. Mendelssohn (2) 279 2
6. Magnum Moon 268 5
7. Vino Rosso (2) 242 7
8. Hofburg 198 10
9. Noble Indy 196 9
10. My Boy Jack 185 8

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