Bet On Kentucky Derby 2021 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 10/1 or better odds and 7 horses with 15/1 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 with Essential Quality joining Rock Your World and Known Agenda in that 4/1 to 6/1 range.

Kentucky Derby Morning Line Odds

Here are the morning line odds 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.

  • Essential Quality 2-1
  • Rock Your World 5-1
  • Known Agenda 6-1
  • Hot Rod Charlie 8-1
  • Highly Motivated 10-1
  • Mandaloun 15-1
  • Medina Spirit 15-1
  • O Besos 20-1
  • Midnight Bourbon 20-1
  • Dynamic One 20-1
  • King Fury 20-1
  • Super Stock 30-1
  • Soup and Sandwich 30-1
  • Bourbonic 30-1
  • Like the King 50-1
  • Brooklyn Strong 50-1
  • Keepmeinmind 50-1
  • Sainthood 50-1
  • Helium 50-1
  • Hidden Stash 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 Essential Quality on Saturday.  He’s a proven winner and I expect his odds to lengthen to at least 3-1 as money comes in on other horses.

Essential Quality has won all five races he’s run in his career, including winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last year. He hasn’t blown his competition away in these wins, which is why I could see his odds lengthening. That said, he’s found a way to get the win in every race and I expect that to continue on Saturday.

Here’s the Blue Grass Stakes replay from early in April:

As you can see, Essential Quality just catches Highly Motivated down the stretch. Essential Quality has become accustomed to tight wins in his short career, and I think that will help him get the job done in the Derby.

Play: Essential Quality 2/1

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

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