Projected Derby Odds

OMAHA BEACH has Won back-to-back Prep Races leading up to the 2019 Kentucky Derby.  Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has decided to ride this Richard Mandella trained horse over Santa Anita Derby Winner (and KD entrant) ROADSTER.  With those factors in place it can safely be projected that OMAHA BEACH will be the Morning Line Favorite for the May 4th race at Churchill Downs.

This years Run For The Roses looks to be a wide open affair.  LOOKIN AT LUCKY at 6-1 odds was the highest parimutuel betting Favorite in the history of the race.  It happened back in 2010, and we might be looking at a similar situation this year.  That would be KD nirvana for the Daily Racing Blog, as we are always in search of Value.

Longtime Churchill Downs odds maker Mike Battaglia will set the Official Morning Line when KD Post Positions are drawn.  Of course, the prices are based on a prediction of how the public will Wager, and that’s no simple task when working with a 20-horse field.

Here are the projected Morning Line Odds.  They are subject to change prior to the drawing of Post Positions on April 30th.

 Early Kentucky Derby Odds
 Horse  Morning Line
 OMAHA BEACH  9-2
 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

The jockey assignments should be decided by the end of the week.  So stop back to DRB to see which of the top riders will be aboard the Favorites.

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