2015 Kentucky Derby Free Trifecta Betting Tips

Does American Pharoah have the legs to win the Triple Crown?

2015 Kentucky Derby Free Trifecta Betting Tips

Betting the trifecta can really eat up your bankroll. The best way to do it is to put 2 horses in the win slot, add 2 horses in the place slot, and add 2 horses in the show slot.

An Indepth Look At My 2015 Kentucky Derby Free Trifecta Picks

Event: 2015 Kentucky Derby
Date: May 02, 2015 
Start Time: 10:30 p.m. ET 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Stadium: Churchill Downs
TV Info: NBC
Stream: Watch The Kentucky Derby

Horses To Add To Your Trifecta Win Bet For The 2015 Kentucky Derby

Dortmund

It’s always a good idea to have one of your horses in the win slot in the trifecta be an up front runner. The reason for this is because up front runners are likelier to get a better trip than horses that come from behind. Dortmund is going to be near the lead, if not have the lead, in the Derby. He also has the stamina to get to the finish line first while a horse like Materiality won’t.

Mubtaahij

This field is very deep. There are 2 horses that sit atop the entire field, American Pharaoh and Dortmund, but horses like Mubtaahij have a shot to win it. American Pharaoh might be too far behind the pace in order to make up enough ground at the top of the stretch. Mubtaahij should be sitting about 3 lengths off of the speed. He could be the surprise horse on May 2.

Horses To Add To Your Trifecta Place Bet For The 2015 Kentucky Derby

American Pharaoh

If you plan on putting a lot of money into the trifecta, by all means, put American Pharaoh in the win slot. He could be the next coming of Secretariat. Or, he could be just another over hyped horse to win the Kentucky Derby. 

Firing Line

The horse that finished second to Dortmund in the Bob and Beverly Lewis won the Sunland Derby by 14 ½ lengths. It’s difficult not to see him improving off of that.

Horses To Add To Your Trifecta Show Bet For The 2015 Kentucky Derby

Materiality

No horse has won the Kentucky Derby after not racing at the age of 2 since Apollo in 1882. But, Materiality has the breeding, sired by Afleet Alex and out of a Langfuhr mare, to run for days. His speed will carry him for a long time on the front end.

Upstart

If they hadn’t had taken him down in the Fountain of Youth Stakes or if Materiality hadn’t bumped him in the Florida Derby and he had won that race, he’d be the second or third choice in this.

Here are the complete odds 2015 Kentucky Derby betting odds & post positions as of Friday

The Kentucky Derby post time is approx 6:25 p.m. (ET) on Saturday

Post position

Horse

Jockey

Trainer

Odds

1

Ocho Ocho Ocho

Elvis Trujillo

Jim Cassidy

50/1

2

Carpe Diem

John Velazquez

Todd Pletcher

8/1

3

Materiality

Javier Castellano

Todd Pletcher

12/1

4

Tencendur

Manny Franco

George Weaver

30/1

5

Danzig Moon

Julien Leparoux

Mark Casse

30/1

6

MubTaaqhij

Christophe Soumillion

Mike de Kock

20/1

7

El Kabeir

Calvin Borel

John Terranova II

30/1

8

Dortmund

Martin Garcia

Bob Baffert

3/1

9

Bolo

Rafael Bejarano

Carla Gaines

30/1

10

Firing Line

Gary Stevens

Simon Callaghan

12/1

11

International Star

Miguel Mena

Mike Maker

20/1

12

Itsaknockout

Luis Saez

Todd Pletcher

30/1

13

Keen Ice

Kent Desormeaux

Dale Romans

50/1

14

Frosted

Joel Rosario

Kiaran McLaughlin

15/1

15

War Story

Joe Talamo

Tom Amoss

50/1

16

Mr. Z

Ramon Vazquez

D. Wayne Lukas

50/1

17

American Pharoah

Victor Espinoza

Bob Baffert

5/2

18

Upstart

Jose Ortiz

Rick Violette Jr.

15/1

19

Far Right

Mike Smith

Ron Moquett

30/1

20

Frammento

Corey Nakatani

Nick Zito

50/1