Saturday Kentucky Derby Betting Picks

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The 145th Kentucky Derby is less than a week away, which means horse racing fans are eagerly awaiting the betting lines so they can place a wager on their favorite horses.

During the Kentucky Derby prep season, horses like Omaha Beach, Game Winner, Improbable, and Tacitus stood out as the best of the crop, while other horses showed flashes that they could be a force to reckon with when we get to the first Saturday in May.

Omaha Beach became a bigger online sportsbook favorite to win the Derby after jockey Mike Smith decided to ride the three-year-old at the Derby over Bob Baffert-trained Roadster, who won the Santa Anita Derby.

Even though Churchill Downs hasn’t released its official betting odds, Horse Racing Nation’s Mark Midland, who accurately predicted Omaha Beach would be the favorite at the Arkansas Derby, came up with projected odds for the Kentucky Derby.

“Obviously, the Mike Smith decision was huge,” said Midland, who in 1999 created Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby Future Wager. “Were he to ride Roadster, that might have created more momentum for that runner.”

“Baffert’s other two runners, Game Winner and Improbable, are drifting up in price after consecutive losses,” Midland said. “However, both have won over the Churchill Downs track.”

Current Kentucky Derby Lines

Kentucky Derby Betting Picks

“Maximum Security, the Florida Derby winner, is a former claimer and still considered a longshot by many,” Midland added. “But the feeling is he will receive consistent support due to his undefeated record, powerful victory and perhaps a lack of other pace in the Derby.”

Horse Morning Line
Omaha Beach 9-2 (Scratch)
Roadster 5-1
Tacitus 6-1
Game Winner 8-1
Improbable 10-1
Maximum Security 10-1
Code of Honor 15-1
Vekoma 15-1
By My Standards 20-1
War of Will 20-1
Country House 30-1
Cutting Humor 30-1
Haikal 30-1
Long Range Toddy 30-1
Tax 30-1
Spinoff 30-1
Win Win Win 30-1
Gray Magician 50-1
Master Fencer 50-1
Plus Que Parfait 50-1

May 2, 2019 by : Posted in predictions No Comments

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