With Grand National now just a fond memory of a chaotic British day in the sunshine, all eyes have skipped across the Atlantic to take in the runners in one of the most famous races held outside the UK, the US Kentucky Derby. But just who should you back to win this prestigious race at Bet365? We take a look.
Kentucky Derby Odds
• Girvin – 16/1
• Gunnevera – 16/1
• Thunder Snow – 14/1
• Gormley – 14/1
• Practical Joke – 12/1
• McCraken – 10/1
• Irish War Cry – 15/2
• Classic Empire – 11/2
• Always Dreaming – 6/1
It was 1872 when Colonel Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr brought back the idea of a Derby race to the US having seen the English Epsom Derby and the Grand Prix de Paris on his travels and in 1875 on the course that would one day become Churchill Downs in Louisville, the first Kentucky Derby was run, and despite some minor pot holes on the road of progress has been all but synonymous with horse racing in the United States ever since, and this year there’s a great field running the 1.25 miles.
Aristides ridden by Oliver Lewis won that first race and we’ll have to take a close look at the Kentucky Derby odds if we want to pick a winner from the field. US gambling laws allow track-side betting in some states, with more coming on stream all the time as economic pressures squeeze state administration coffers, so the chances are you can take advantage of some of these opportunities even if you can just log onto the internet and hit up Bet365 like the rest of the civilized world can at whim.
Full Kentucky Derby Odds At Bet365 Now
Well for all you longshot betting fans the Kentucky Derby odds at the moment show a clear outsider as being Fast And Accurate who at 66/1 is very probably neither, destined to come last if he finds the finish at all that one, and Untrapped at 40/1 is little better, with J Boys Echo being punished for the silly name with 33/1 alongside Sonneteer which sounds like a cure for diseases akin to syphilis. However if you’re not into throwing your money away there are some interesting bets in the mid range.
As you might expect in such a large field the Kentucky Derby odds have quite a few horses gathered at around 25/1 with State of Honour, Royal Mo, Patch, Lookin At Lee and Battle of Midway all at holding steady at the sort of numbers you’d only bet on if it were each way and the weather conditions favored any one of them, and if you’re going to bet on sports in the US horses like Hence, Irap, and Tapwrit at 20/1 will be no more likely to gain you any improvement in your bankroll bar a miracle.
Will Always Dreaming’s Dreams Come True?
Gunnevera and Girvin both sit at 16/1 marking the start of the Kentucky Derby odds that are even worth considering a punt on, with Thunder Snow and Gormley at 14/1 on Bet365 at the moment, just ahead of Practical Joke which at 12/1 is no laughing matter and perhaps worth a wager, although McCraken on 10/1 is gloriously attractive for the time being, especially each way albeit a wager that might not net you a high return, unlike some of the other runners who sit closer to the favorite.
Irish War Cry is 15/2 to take the win barely a nose behind Classic Empire on 11/2, and both these could make it a tough race on the favorite Always Dreaming who garners 6/1 in the Kentucky Derby odds quoted on Bet365 and is without doubt a great wager and if you’re in the US gambling news on Sunday will be of a different winner, that’s only because you’ve already put money down on one of the others to take the title, however much that seems unlikely among the pundits at present.