Lookin at Lucky Early 2010 Kentucky Derby 136 Favorite Pick

The Kentucky Derby never ceases to amaze horse racing fans. Last year, everyone expected the early favorites to place in the top spots at the finish, but we learned otherwise when 50-1 long shot Mine That Bird stormed down the homestretch for the win. Once again, Jockey Calvin Borel showed the world why he’s one of the best in the business. Dumbfounded and amazed, horse bettors tipped their caps to yet another amazing Kentucky Derby race, the most exciting 2 minutes in sports.

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So what’s in store for 2010 Kentucky Derby 136? If you asked someone a week ago, 2010 standout horse Eskendereya was highly regarded as the favorite going into this year’s Triple Crown series. Unfortunately, Eskendereya’s supporters were disappointed to learn that the horse was scratched from the race, opening the field wide open to the remaining Derby contenders, who hoofed their way through a maze of prep races and qualifying events to earn their post positions in tomorrow’s race. Like last year, there are longshots and favorites: the mere fact that Calvin Borel will be mounting up again puts his horse among the favorites. Here are the latest odds on Kentucky Derby 136:

  1. Looking at Lucky – 4:1
  2. Sidneys Candy – 6:1
  3. Awesome Act – 8:1
  4. Ice Box – 8:1
  5. Devil May Care – 8:1
  6. Conveyance – 12:1
  7. Jackson Bend – 12:1
  8. Dublin – 12:1
  9. Nobles Promise – 12:1
  10. Super Saver – 12:1
  11. Mission Impazible – 15:1
  12. Line of David – 20:1
  13. Stately Victor – 20:1
  14. American Lion – 20:1
  15. Paddy O’Prado – 20:1
  16. Discreetly Mine – 30:1
  17. Homeboykris – 30:1
  18. Backtalk – 35:1
  19. Make Music for Me – 35:1
  20. Deans Kitten – 35:1

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It’s also worth noting that this year a full field of 20 horses will be running, which makes for a crowded start heading into the first turn. After that, the Jockeys will guide their horses into position, flying down the backstretch, sorting out the men from the boys. It’s at this point, roughly 3/4 through the race, where the ultimate contenders are sorted out. As you may recall, last year Calvin Borel and Mine That Bird deftly shot by on the inside rail, kicking all the way to the wire. Will Borel unleash his signature move this year? It really depends on whether or not the other jockeys let him dominate the race.

Without a doubt, if you want to win the Derby, you have to finish fast. If your horse has a good kick, you don’t need a lot of fancy maneuvers to come out victorious: just make sure you don’t get buried before the last turn.

What’s a safe bet? Take Lookin at Lucky for Show. Remember, a Show bet pays out if the horse places first, second, or third. If you like to gamble, a Kentucky Derby trifecta bet is always a popular alternative, but fairly risky. You’ll have to successfully handicap twenty top racehorses, eliminating the duds from the true champs. A good way to hone your options is to review some of the Kentucky Derby Prep Race results, at our very own Kentucky Derby Page – Click Here. In addition, you’ll find a list of post positions for tomorrow’s race.

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