Horse BettingOnline betting for Kentucky Derby odds can start now, even though the “Run For The Roses” isn’t until May 7th at Churchill Downs. One horse could separate himself from the field this weekend, but it should be another exciting showdown in the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky Derby Betting – Saturday, May 7th, 5:00 PM ET

Uncle Mo is the consensus favorite right now at +200, and his grip on this status could be strengthened by a solid performance in the Wood Memorial this weekend. He is a perfect 4-for-4 in his racing career so far, and 11 horses that have won the Wood Memorial have gone on to win the Derby, while four have gone on to win the Triple Crown. Many feel Uncle Mo has the potential to win the first Triple Crown since Affirmed did it in 1978. He’s also trained by Todd Pletcher, who won his first Derby in 25 tries last year, and John Velasquez is the only jockey Uncle Mo has ever known.

Dialed In is next with horse betting odds of +600, and he surged up the ranks with a phenomenal last-to-first romp in the Florida Derby with Julien Leparoux leading the way, and two-time Derby winner Nick Zito in his stable. Dialed In was patient before storming to the front for a major win, and the winner of the Florida Derby is usually given a good chance to win at Churchill Downs.

The Factor expects to be a factor at +800, and he still has to run the Arkansas Derby in a couple of weeks’ time, so that should be a better indication of his chances in Louisville. The Factor has three wins in four races, and he has a great team behind him with three-time Derby winner Bob Baffert as his trainer, while jockey Martin Garcia paired with Baffert and Lookin’ At Lucky to win the Preakness Stakes last year.

Two other horses to watch out for have varying odds, but they’re still worth a look with your sports bookie software. Premier Pegasus has odds of +1250, steered by Alonso Quinonez and trained by Myung Kwon Cho, and he has three wins in four starts as well. Another thing to factor in is that his sire, Fusaichi Pegasus, won the Derby in 2000, so he has a winning pedigree. Soldat is rated at +3000, and his odds dropped drastically after a fifth-place run in the Florida Derby, which should show the importance of that race. But prior to that, Soldat had finished either first or second in seven straight races, including three victories, so he could definitely be worth a bet at most online betting sites.


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