Bet On Kentucky Derby 2018 in the UK – Odds and Pick

The Kentucky Derby takes place in the USA this Saturday.  The race is setting up to be a great one this year with no clear cut favourite emerging heading into the race.  Instead there are 5 horses with 8/1 or better odds and 7 horses with 12/1 or better morning lines.  It’s really anyone’s guess as to which horse will win on Saturday, which makes it all the more interesting from a betting perspective.

The morning line odds were released this morning, but I expect those odds to move significantly on race day and for the 5 favourites odds to bunch up between 5/1 and 7/1.

Kentucky Derby Morning Line Odds

Here are the morning line odds for the Kentucky Derby for every horse with a 20/1 or better chance at winning the race.  These odds will change as we get closer to post time on Saturday.  Be sure to check out for the up to date odds.

  • Justify 3/1
  • Mendolssohn 5/1
  • Magnum Moon 6/1
  • Audible 8/1
  • Bolt d’Oro 8/1
  • Good Magic 12/1
  • Vino Rosso 12/1
  • Hofburg 20/1

These are the morning line odds from the track.  They could change drastically on race day depending on the amount of money wagered on each horse.

My Pick

I will be betting on Audible on Saturday.  I think he’s a great play with just as strong a shot of winning the race as any of the other favourites with shorter morning line odds.

Audible has won four straight races as a 3 year old and most recently won the Florida Derby handily, while posting a better time in the 1 1/8 mile race than any of the other favourites.  The Florida Derby winner has won the last two Kentucky Derby races (Always Dreaming & Nyquist) and I’m expecting that trend to continue.

Here’s the Florida Derby replay:

As you can see, Audible ran a near perfect race and the win was never in doubt down the stretch.

Play: Audible 8/1

How To Bet On The Kentucky Derby in the United Kingdom

If you live in the UK and are looking to bet on the Kentucky Derby, I would suggest doing so at  They are my favourite betting site and they are offering a variety of betting options for the Kentucky Derby.

You will find the Kentucky Derby odds on the Bet365 website be selecting ‘Horse Racing’ from the left sidebar and then selecting ‘Kentucky Derby’ under the ‘International’ header in the Antepost section.  **This location of the betting lines could change leading up to race day.

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