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2017 Kentucky Derby Betting Trends – Money Horses

With the 143rd annual Run for the Roses getting underway on Saturday, May 6, you need to know which thoroughbreds stand the best chances of bagging the first leg in the Triple Crown.

What you need to know though is that, while the odds reveal the top favorites in the eye of oddsmakers, they may not be the best way to find the mot profitable runners in the mot prestigious horse race in the United States.

A better method to pick a winning Kentucky Derby runner is to look at where each thoroughbred ranks on the three-year-old leader board based on their top four finishes in Kentucky Derby prep races.

Thankfully, I’ve done the legwork just for you. Now, let’s get started.

2017 Kentucky Derby Betting Trends – Which Horses Win?

What: 2017 Kentucky Derby
When: May 6, 2117
Post Time: 6:34 PM ET  
Where: Louisville, Kentucky
Stadium: Churchill Downs
Watch: NBC
Stream: NBC Sports Live

Points are earned by the top four finishers in designated Kentucky Derby prep races. Earnings in non-restricted stakes races serve as a tie-breaker.

  1. Girvin 15/1
    Total Points: 150
    Career Earnings: $849,800
    I have no idea why Girvin is the eighth-best favorite to win the 2017 Kentucky Derby after he’s recorded a trio of victories and a second place finish in four starts, but I’m thinking he’s got a great shot to win and I undoubtedly worth a wager to do just that.
  2. Classic Empire 6/1
    Total Points: 132
    Career Earnings: $2.093,820
    Five wins and one third place finish in six starts has helped No. 2 favorite Classic Empire to rank second on the leader board with 132 points.
  3. Gormley 12/1
    Total Points: 125
    Career Earnings: $884,000
    Gormley is the sixth-best favorite but third on the leader board thanks to three wins in five starts.
  4. Irap 40/1
    Rank: No. 4
    Career Earnings: $760,000
    Irap came in first in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes in his last race, but I don’t expect him to finish in the top four.
  5. Irish War Cry 7/1
    Total Points: 110
    Career Earnings: $676,660
    With two wins in three starts, it’s easy to see why Irish War Cry is a 7/1 pick to win the greatest two minutes in sports.
  6. Thunder Snow (IRE) 25/1
    Total Points: 100
    Career Earnings: $1,621,063
    Thunder Snow won the UAE Derby in his last race, but I don’t think he’s going to win, place or show despite hi high ranking on the three-year-old leader board.
  7. Always Dreaming 5/1
    Total Points: 100
    Career Earnings: $589,000
    Always Dreaming is the prohibitive favorite, but I’m thinking he probably shouldn’t be, even though he’s recorded three victories with one second place finish and one third place in five starts.
  8. Gunnevera 6/1 (pictured)
    Total Points: 84
    Career Earnings: $1,137,800
    Two wins and one second place finish in five starts says Gunnevera will have a chance, but I think his two finishes outside the top three say just a much.
  9. Practical Joke 20/1
    Total Points: 74
    Career Earnings: $966,000
    Practical Joke has one win in four starts, which I why he’ a 20/1 longshot that won’t finish in the top three.
  10. J Boys Echo 20/1
    Total Points: 63
    Career Earnings: $305,000
    J Boys Echo is ranked 10th on the leader board, but I’m still trying to figure out how he got there seeing as how he’s got one win in five starts and finished fourth in his last race.
  11. State of Honor 30/1
    Total Points: 62
    Career Earnings: $310,364
  12. Tapwrit 20/1
    Total Points: 54
    Career Earnings: $325,570
  13. Hence 15/1
    Total Points: 50
    Career Earnings: $401,429
  14. Fast and Accurate 50/1
    Total Points: 50
    Career Earnings: $320,712
  15. McCraken 5/1
    Total Points: 40
    Career Earnings: $385,048
  16. Battle of the Midway 30/1
    Total Points: 40
    Career Earnings: $224,000
  17. Patch 30/1
    Total Points: 40
    Career Earnings: $200,000
  18. Untrapped 30/1
    Total Points: 34
    Career Earnings: $212,858
  19. Lookin at Lee 20/1
    Total Points: 32
    Career Earnings: $428,600
  20. Sonneteer 50/1
    Total Points: 30
    Career Earnings: $236,000
  21. Royal Mo 20/1
    Total Points: 30
    Career Earnings: $213,000
  22. Master Plan 50/1
    Total Points: 20
    Career Earnings: $214,700