Online Sportsbooks Believe Justify is the Horse to Beat

Churchill Downs online sportsbooks believe Justify is the horse to beat at the Kentucky Derby. The qualification races for the Kentucky Derby ended this past weekend. This means there will be no more major races until the Kentucky Derby on May 5th, 2018.

With a few weeks to go until the biggest horse race of the year, expect to hear a lot of debate. This debate will be over which horse will win the Derby.

On Sunday, Churchill Downs online sportsbooks  believe Justify is the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby.  Sportsbooks were impressed by his performance during qualification.

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“Justify,” he said, “is a nice favorite.”

“I have to put Justify on top,” Battaglia said. “His race was so, so good” in the Santa Anita Derby. “The favorite is pretty easy,” Battaglia said.

“He’s been so dominant and gotten better every race. He’s got to be the favorite.”

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Battaglia said his second favorite to win the Kentucky Derby is Magnum Moon, who won the Arkansas Derby over the weekend.

“Magnum Moon moved up,” Battaglia said of the four-length Arkansas Derby winner.

Mendelssohn and Audible are Battaglia’s third favorites to win the Kentucky Derby. Behind the two horses are the next tier of contenders with Wood Memorial winner Vino Rosso, Blue Grass Stakes winner Good Magic and Bolt d’Oro, who was second to Justify in the Santa Anita Derby.

Bolt d’ Oro’s drop was a bit of a surprise considering he was the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby at the start of qualification races and was still considered the favorite a few weeks ago.

“What do you do with Bolt d’Oro, who they bet, bet, bet?” Battaglia asked. “To me, he didn’t look like a mile-and-a-quarter horse, but I’m not sure the people will see it that way.”

The Churchill Downs odds will be posted on May 1 after the post-position draw is held.

April 17, 2018 by : Posted in kentuckyderby No Comments

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