The Kentucky Derby takes place in the USA this Saturday, May 6th. 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 this morning, but I expect those odds to move significantly on race day with Forte (3-1) and Tapit Tricer (5-1) as the two favourites according to the morning line, and Angel of Empire (8-1), Practical Move (10-1), Derma Sotogake (10-1), Two Phil’s (12-1) and Kingsbarns (12-1) 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 Bet365.com for the up to date odds.
- Hit Show 30-1
- Verifying 15-1
- Two Phil’s 12-1
- Confidence Game 20-1
- Tapit Trice 5-1
- Kingsbarns 12-1
- Reincarnate 50-1
- Mage 15-1
- Skinner 20-1
- Practical Move 10-1
- Disarm 30-1
- Jace’s Road 15-1
- Sun Thunder 30-1
- Angel Of Empire 8-1
- Forte 3-1
- Raise Cain 15-1
- Derma Sotogake 10-1
- Rocket Can 15-1
- Lord Miles 30-1
- Continuar 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.
I will be betting on Forte on Saturday. He’s a proven winner that was the favourite at most sportsbooks before the morning line was released.
Forte has won his last five races, including the Florida Derby at the beginning of April and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last November. He’s ran the 1 1/8 mile distance before, winning the Florida Derby last month in a time of 1:49.37. 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, Forte had a ton of speed down the stretch, winning a close race where he was boxed in before heading down the stretch. I’ve been impressed with this horse and I think he continues his winning ways at the Derby.
Play: Forte 3-1
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 Bet365.com. 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.
Ready to bet? Click here to visit Bet365.com.