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Race Has A New Favored: Kentucky Derby Contenders And Odds

Posted May 5th, 2010 at 03:42 AM by Boston

The list of Kentucky Derby contenders got a lot shorter Sunday as the favorite, Eskenderaya, was pulled by trainer Todd Pletcher from the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Might 1. The cash now among this year's Kentucky Derby contenders is considered by horse expert Joe Drape of the New York Times to be going to last year's two-year-old champion Lookin at Lucky, that was trained by the three-time Derby winner Bob Baffert. Eskenderaya's exit marks the second year in a row the favored has been taken from the list of Kentucky Derby contenders because of a leg injury.

Contenders and odds of the Kentucky Derby

The final list of contenders for the Kentucky Derby will probably be done Wednesday when the post positions are announced at Churchill Downs. Kentucky Derby contenders and odds, in a list posted Monday on sports-odds.com involves 38 horses that are considered likely to race. Before being scratched, Eskenderaya was already at 2/1 odds. 6/1 was Sidney’s Candy. Dublin at 10/1, Awesome Act at 12/1, and Lucky is listed at 13/4. Bets in hope for extra money from longshots contain Call Shot at 150/1 and Prince William at 200/1.

Other Kentucky Derby contenders and odds

Other Kentucky Derby contenders in this year's race trained by Pletcher contain the Louisiana Derby winner, Mission Impazible (30/1); Discreetly Mine (50/1),the Risen Star victor; Super Saver (15/1), the Arkansas Derby runner-up; and Rule (20/1), the third-place finisher within the Florida Derby. In a news conference Sunday, Pletcher said he may also be considering entering Interactif (40/1) and also the filly Devil Might Care, a horse that is among the favorites to win the Kentucky Oaks to be run at Churchill Downs on Friday.

Kentucky Derby contenders, large money, bargains

The Kentucky Derby contenders are a group of horses that earn their way into contention by payday money. Out of around 30 to 40 thousand thoroughbred horses born each year in North The US, only 20 could be in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. In the race there are both bargain horses and expensive investments. A list of Kentucky Derby Contenders and their stud fee posted on downthestretchtheycome.com contains the aristocrat Dublin at $ 525,000 and the humble Setsuko, the Santa Anita Derby runner-up, at $ 10,000. Setsuko went for that price although Pleasant Colony, his grandfather, won the 1981 Kentucky Derby and Preakness.

Resources for the article

Joe Drape of the New York Times

On Horse Racing - Derby Favorite Scratched After Leg Injury - NYTimes.com

sports-odds.com

Setsuko 2010 Kentucky Derby Odds | Sports Odds

downthestretchtheycome.com

Triple Crown - And Down The Stretch They Come - Horse Racing Coverage
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