Bet On Kentucky Derby 2024 in the UK – Odds and Pick

The Kentucky Derby takes place in the USA this Saturday, May 4th.  The race is setting up to be a great one this year with two clear favourites heading into the race, and plenty of horses considered contenders with morning line odds of 10-1 or better.  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 following the post position draw last Saturday evening, but I expect those odds to move significantly on race day with Fierceness (5-2) and Sierra Leone (3-1) as the two favourites according to the morning line, and Catching Freedom (8-1), Just a Touch (10-1), and Forever Young (10-1) the other top contenders.

Kentucky Derby Morning Line Odds

Here are the morning line odds and post positions for the Kentucky Derby for all 20 horses in the field.  These odds will change as we get closer to post time on Saturday.  Be sure to check out for the up to date odds.

  1. Dornoch 20-1
  2. Sierra Leone 3-1
  3. Mystik Dan 20-1
  4. Catching Freedom 8-1
  5. Catalytic 30-1
  6. Just Steel 20-1
  7. Honor Marie 20-1
  8. Just a Touch 10-1
  9. Encino 20-1
  10. T O Password 30-1
  11. Forever Young 10-1
  12. Track Phantom 20-1
  13. West Saratoga 50-1
  14. Endlessly 30-1
  15. Domestic Product 30-1
  16. Grand Mo the First 50-1
  17. Fierceness 5-2
  18. Stronghold 20-1
  19. Resilience 20-1
  20. Society Man 50-1

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 Fierceness on Saturday.  He’s a proven winner that was the favourite at most sportsbooks before the morning line was released.

Fierceness is coming off a win in the Florida Derby where he posted an incredibly fast time of 1:48.22. He also won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in November of 2023, which shows he’s been the fastest horse in this age group before and he’s only gotten faster. He’s a horse that finds a way to win, which is why I like him to come out on top in this big field on Saturday.

Here’s the Florida Derby replay from April:

As you can see, Fierceness dominated the field in that race and I think he may be on another level compared to the other 3-year-olds at this years Derby.

Play: Fierceness 5-2

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 NRNB’ header in the Antepost section.  **This location of the betting lines could change leading up to race day.

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