2017 Kentucky Derby Betting Trends

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2017 Kentucky Derby Betting Trends

If you’re making preparations to bet in the quickly approaching 2017 Kentucky Derby and you’re looking to maximize your chances of cashing in on the annual Run for the Roses then looking backwards at the runners’ betting trends will get you an inside edge on winning your Kentucky Derby bets.

This betting trends heading into the Kentucky Derby will look at each thoroughbred’s previous race records give you a great idea of what could lie in store for each Kentucky Derby hopeful when the ‘greatest two minutes in sports’ gets underway on Saturday, May 6th.

2017 Kentucky Derby Runners, Odds & Race Records

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

  • Always Dreaming 5/1
    Record: 3-1-1 in five starts
    Last race: First in Florida Derby
  • Classic Empire 6/1
    Record: 5-0-1 in six starts
    Last race: First in Arkansas Derby
  • Gunnevera 6/1
    Record: 2-1-0 in five starts
    Last race: Third in Florida Derby.
  • Irish War Cry 7/1
    Record: 2-0-0 in three starts
    Last race: First in Wood Memorial
  • McCraken 10/1
    Record: 4-0-1 in five starts
    Last race: Third in Blue Grass, 3 3/4 lengths behind winner Irap.
  • Gormley 12/1
    Record: 3-0-0 in five starts
    Last race: First in Santa Anita Derby
  • Hence 12/1
    Record: 1-1-0 in three starts
    Last race: First in Sunland Derby
  • Girvin 15/1
    Record: 3-1-0 in four starts
    Last race: First in Louisiana Derby
  • Tapwrit 18/1
    Record: 2-1-0 in four starts
    Last race: Fifth in Toyota Blue Grass Stakes
  • Battle of Midway 20/1
    Record: 0-1-0 in one start
    Last race: Second in Santa Anita Derby
  • Lookin At Lee 20/1
    Record: 0-2-2 in seven starts
    Last race: Third in Arkansas Derby
  • Practical Joke 20/1
    Record: 1-2-1 in four starts
    Last race: Second in Toyota Blue Grass Stakes
  • Thunder Snow 25/1
    Record: 1-0
    Last race: First in UAE Derby
  • J Boys Echo 30/1
    Record: 1-1-0 in five starts
    Last race: Fourth in Toyota Blue Grass Stakes
  • Sonneteer 30/1
    Record: 0-0-0 in two starts
    Last race: Fourth in Arkansas Derby
  • Royal Mo 30/1
    Record: 2-2-1 in six starts
    Last race: Third in Santa Anita Derby
  • State of Honor 30/1
    Record: 0-2-1 in three starts
    Last race: Second in Florida Derby
  • Patch 30/1
    Record: 0-0-0 in one start
    Last race: Second in Louisiana Derby
  • Irap 40/1
    Record: 1-0-0 in four starts
    Last race: First in Toyota Blue Grass Stakes
  • Untrapped 40/1
    Record: 1-3-1 in six starts
    Last race: Sixth in Arkansas Derby
  • Fast and Accurate 80/1
    Record: 1-0-0 in one start
    Last race: First in Jack Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes

As you can see, a whopping nine horses will enter the 2017 Kentucky Derby coming off of victories in their respective last races.

Always Dreaming has recorded three wins in five starts with one second-place finish and one third place finish, so that suggests a top three finish for the co-favorite in the Kentucky Derby.

Classic Empire has won an impressive five times in six races with one third place finish. No matter how you look at it, that’s pretty dominating and says that Classic Empire has a great chance of winning outright as the co-favorite.

Irish War Cry has two wins in three races, but one finish that was not in the top three.

Watch out for McCraken. The thoroughbred has four wins in five starts with one third place finish.

Girvin does demand some attention seeing as how the mount has won three times in four starts with one second-place finish.

At 16/1 odds, Gormley is looking fairly attractive with three wins in five starts.

Tapwrit, at 25/1 odds, has two wins and a second place finish in four starts, so there’s hope.

Who cares that Lookin At Lee has two second-place finishes and a pair of third-place finishes in seven starts? I like the name, plus, the 28/1 odds means the thoroughbred is worth a small wager. 

I know Fast and Accurate is a real longshot as a whopping 66/1 pick, but hey, the three-year-old won her only start at the Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes, so  I say why not the proverbial, longest odds wager just for the hell of it?

I hope these betting trends featuring the field of entrants in the 2017 Kentucky Derby helped you make your betting picks. Happy hunting.