Updates to Kentucky Derby Media Poll

After another week of qualification races for the 2018 Kentucky Derby, the Derby media poll has undergone a few changes once again. Today we focus on current Kentucky Derby betting updates and betting odds changes based on the media poll changes. If you plan to wager on the 2018 Kentucky Derby then today’s Kentucky Derby betting updates and line movements is a must read.

Last week, Magnum Moon vaulted to #4 in the rankings thanks to his win at the Rebel Stakes. This week, Runaway Ghost moves up the ranking to number 19 after being unranked the previous week, thanks to his win at the Sunland Derby.

Kentucky Derby Betting Odds Changes

Louisiana Derby winner Noble Indy, also made his debut in the rankings this week at number nine, thanks to his performance over the weekend.

Despite their wins over the weekend, Noble Indy and Runaway Ghost aren’t considered legitimate contenders unless they participate in prep races like the Florida Derby, Santa Anita Derby, Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby, which mean the most on the Kentucky Derby trail because they are more prestigious races with better competition than either horse faced this past weekend.

“While a good horse can come from anywhere — even New Mexico — it’s hard to see the winner of the Kentucky Derby coming from any race other than the ones above,” TVG correspondent Caton Bredar said.

“For me,” said NBC Sports’ Randy Moss, “it’s basically impossible to try to separate Bolt d’Oro, McKinzie and Justify at this point.”

Kentucky Derby Betting Updates (2018)

Updated Kentucky Derby Betting Odds

Churchill Downs’ Darren Rogers added, “The belief here is that the top horses in the Louisiana Derby and Sunland Derby need a continued progression of improvement and must run much faster to compete with the likes of Justify, Bolt d’Oro, McKinzie and Magnum Moon.”

Here are the top n10 horses according to the latest Kentucky Derby media poll:

Kentucky Derby Media Poll (Week 5)

Horse (1st-place votes) Points Previous

1. Bolt d’Oro (11) 405 1
2. McKinzie (5) 393 2
3. Justify (2) 343 6
4. Magnum Moon (1) 342 3
5. Good Magic 322 4
6. Audible 305 5
7. Solomini (1) 280 7
8. Catholic Boy (1) 252 10
9. Noble Indy 231 N/R
10. Enticed 229 8

There you have it ladies and germs, the absolute latest 2018 Kentucky Derby medial poll betting updates for the 144th Kentucky Derby to take place at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky.

April 1, 2018 by : Posted in betting No Comments

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