Coverage of the Kentucky Derby from America’s Bookie ramps up with less than ten days to go. The Run for the Roses has a trio of horses that are pegged to contend. Churchill Downs will be packed to the gills wanting to see who will be the winner to try to emulate American Pharoah for the Triple Crown. So join us here at APEX Horse Betting as we bring you our initial impressions as the horses start to work out on the fabled grounds of the first stop to Horse Racing’s Triple Crown.
Kentucky Derby : Baffert’s Blunder
Has pride entered an even higher zone with Bob Baffert? Having trained American Pharoah, it is understandable that he would wish to exert himself even more in this race. However, this has caused consternation between him and jockey Martin Garcia. Now a change for Mor’s Spirit is quite troubling. Usually reports coming from the pre workouts are over the top with optimism on the prospects for every horse in the field. However, Mor Spirit have the experts unusually mum on this horse. It has slid to sixth in the odds and is still a little bit inflated because of Baffet’s brand name among the masses that wager. Look for a middle of the pack finish at best for this horse.
Favorites at America’s Bookie
A trio of strong contenders could have you getting cash in hand at the premier racebook at America’s Bookie. Let us examine who has impressed so far at Churchill Downs.
- Outwork 20-1 Colt has a big future but might not be able to take the Derby right now. He has the pedigree being the son of Uncle Mo. What hurts him is that he just go there. The horse was inexperience to start with. Will get lost in the pack. Might get place in this one but will be a boon for bankrolls in the not so distant future.
- Nyquist (3-1) Undefeated horse and this will cause the odds to crash once the lemmings embrace him. His running style is ideal for a field that could have as many as 19 by race time. This is a sure bet but monitor the odds to the last moment before pulling the trigger.
- Exaggerator (6-1) might give one some longshot payday here. His workout on Saturday should tip the scales on way or another. If the track leans towards damp or wet weather, this is the horse that benefit the most. An exacta component that should still have decent odds by racetime.
An added element outside of wagering is to see how the Japanese horse Lani will do. A big fan to see horse racing continue to grow in every corner of the world. So look for Nyquist and Exaggerator to be in our radar for part II of the article. As of right now, Mor Spirit is a definite avoid. Tune in next week at APEX Horse Betting as America’s Bookie bring us the second and final part of the preview for this year’s Run for the Roses.