Bettors Cash In On Bourbonic At Wood Memorial

Todd Pletcher-trained colt Bourbonic went into the Wood Memorial as the longest shot on the board, going into the race with 72-1 odds. However, he managed to rally from last to nail the Pletcher-trained Dynamic One (15-1) to win the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial by a head, earning him a spot at the Kentucky Derby.

Dynamic One, coming off a maiden win last month, finished second over Crowded Trade. Weyburn, the Grade 3 Gotham winner, was fourth, followed by Brooklyn Strong, Prevalence, Risk Taking, Market Maven, and Candy Man Rocket.

Bourbonic’s win gave Pletcher his sixth win in the Wood Memorial for Pletcher, putting him two behind the legendary “Sunny Jim” Fitzsimmons for most victories by a trainer in this race.

The $146.50 win was the highest in the 96-year history of the Wood Memorial, eclipsing the $129.50 Mansassa Mauler paid in 1959.4

Bourbonic Kentucky Derby Betting Odds 2021

Bourbonic Kentucky Derby Betting Odds

“They’re always game to take a chance and one thing about the horse is that he would handle added distance,” a somewhat shell-shocked Pletcher said. “He was able to get a perfect trip, sit back and make one late run and was able to get there just in time. It was a big effort.”

Going into the race, Dynamic One, a son of Union Rags, who had shown improvement during the course of winter, was considered Petcher’s best chance to win the race.

“The one thing we were concerned about is if he made the lead he might idle a little bit and Jose [Ortiz] tried to time it as well as he could,” Pletcher said.

April 7, 2021 by : Posted in betting No Comments

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