Top favorite Omaha Beach has been scratched and will not participate in the 2019 Kentucky Derby. As a result, this is looking like one of the most competitive fields that will Run for the Roses in many years. In fact, there were a multitude excellent potential choices and winners for Derby Day even before Omaha Beach exited the board. Among the factors that gamblers will be considering are trainers such as Bob Baffert, who is at the top of his game as the most dominant name in his field. Baffert has become the Bill Belichick of horse racing with his two Triple Crowns in four years to go with a multitude of other accomplishments. Thus, Baffert and his trio of chalks are going to draw plenty of public attention along with recent results.
2019 Kentucky Derby
Date and Time: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Location: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky
2019 Kentucky Derby Betting Odds at Bookmaker.eu: Game Winner 19/5, Roadster 9/2, Improbable 5/1, Maximum Security 5/1, Tacitus 6/1, War of Will 10/1, By My Standards 15/1, Haikal 15/1, Win Win Win 15/1, Code of Honor 20/1, Vekoma 20/1, Bodyexpress 30/1, Country House 30/1, Cutting Humor 30/1, Long Range Toddy 30/1, Plus Que Parfait 30/1, Spinoff 30/1, Tax 30/1, Gray Magician 50/1, Master Fencer 50/1
Bob Baffert was the trainer of the last two Triple Crown winning horses and will lead three top favorites to the starting gate on Saturday with Improbable, Game Winner and Roadster. This will all have a heavy influence on the public. Add in the once a year horse players that only bet chalks at the Kentucky Derby and value will be of major concern.
This Bob Baffert entry is a classic beaten favorite that finished second to Roadster in the Grade One Santa Anita Derby last time out. Prior to that Game Winner finished second to Omaha Beach at the Rebel Stakes. Game Winner’s claim to fame is a win at the Grade One Breeders Cup Juvenile.
Joel Rosario gets the mount.
Another of the Baffert chalks, Improbable, finished second to Omaha Beach at the Arkansas Derby. This colt caught the attention of gamblers with his win in the Grade One Los Alamitos Futurity. Irad Ortiz Jr. is the jockey.
Roadster emerged as a betting favorite after he defeated Game Winner in the Santa Anita Derby. This Baffert entry finished third in the Grade One Del Mar Futurity that was won by Game Winner. Riding aboard Roadster is Florent Geroux.
Well rested following a March 30 win at the Grade One Florida Derby is Maximum Security. Although a favorite this colt is not getting nearly the attention of the other favorites.
William Mott is a Hall of Fame trainer that has had produced good results at the Breeders Cup but has never won a Kentucky Derby. Tacitus will give Mott perhaps his best chance yet. Tacitus is coming off back to back Grade Two wins at the Tampa Bay Derby followed by the Wood Memorial.
War of Will
Trainer Mark E. Case is the best that Canada has to offer and has over 2150 career wins for his career. He has been the lead winning trainer at Woodbine Racetrack 12 times and has three Breeders Cup wins. War of Will won the Grade Two Risen Star for his top career performance.
Free Kentucky Derby Betting Odds Pick
Roadster was a surprise winner at the Santa Anita Derby and may not be as good as advertised. Game Winner could be the horse to consider. You get the best trainer in the business with Bob Baffert and one of the biggest winners of all time in jockey Joel Rosario, who has a Kentucky Derby victory on the resume.
Kentucky Derby Betting Odds Picks: Game Winner
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