Welcome to Derby Week from Kentucky. As we all wait for Wednesday’s post-position draw, lets take a quick look at the current 2015 Kentucky Derby betting field.
American Pharoah, the current odds on favorite to win the Kentucky Derby, takes a four-race winning streak into the race. The Bob Baffert owed horse has won those races by a combined 22 ¼ lengths, all with Victor Espinoza at the reins, who will be the jockey to beat in the Derby.
Click here to see the complete Kentucky Derby 2015 odds, with American Pharoah as the current favorite. This year’s Kentucky Derby is May 2.
Baffert will also saddle another top Derby contender in Dortmund (pictured), who arrived at Churchill Downs early Sunday afternoon. Two other California-based runners, Firing Line and Bolo, joined the Santa Anita Derby winner on the flight to Louisville.
This is the fastest two minutes in sports and if you blink anything can happen, so pay attention to the full field to find your winning horse even with longer odds.
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: The Kentucky Derby
An Expert Look At The 2015 Kentucky Derby Odds
- American Pharaoh – 2/1 – The 2014 two-year-old champ has looked unbeatable, but he’ll actually have to run faster than he did in the Arkansas Derby in order to beat Dortmund.
- Dortmund – 9/2 – Bob Baffert’s B Derby Player is undefeated and loves a dog fight. He’s the one to think about backing because horseplayers know that no matter what happens, Dortmund won’t quit.
- Carpe Diem – 7/1 – Todd Pletcher’s best shot for a Derby win looks long on talent, but he’ll have to significantly improve in order to contend with American Pharaoh and Dortmund.
- Mubtaahij – 12/1 – His move in the UAE Derby was breathtaking. The competition in that race was seriously lacking, though. The jury is still out on the Godolphin color-bearer.
- Materiality – 14/1 – He’ll have to break an unbreakable curse. No horse has won the Kentucky Derby after not racing as a two-year-old since Apollo in 1882.
- Firing Line – 16/1 – His battle versus Dortmund in the Bob and Beverly Lewis was sensational. That race puts him in the mix, but can he really win it?
- Frosted – 16/1 – The Wood Memorial victory says that with more improvement, he could definitely win the Kentucky Derby on May 2.
- Upstart – 20/1 – This guy is going to be an overlay come May 2. His race versus Materiality wasn’t bad and they shouldn’t have taken him down in the Fountain of Youth.
- International Star – 25/1 – He’s like Mubtaahij. He’s looked good in his races, but nobody knows how really good he is.
- El Kabeir – 33/1 – He’s a hard trying horse that always fires a shot. The problem is that his very best shot probably isn’t good enough to win the Derby.
- Far Right – 33/1 – He looks too slow to win the Kentucky Derby. But, he could end up in the superfecta.
- Ocean Knight – 40/1 – He may not even run. If he does, he won’t have much of a shot.
- Itsaknockout – 40/1 – Another one of Pletcher’s horses, Itsaknockout regressed in the Florida Derby. It’s doubtful he’ll be good enough on the First Saturday in May.
- Bolo – 40/1 – Say what you want, but trainer Carla Gaines has a sneaky contender for the Derby on May 2. The Derby will be only his fourth race on dirt. He didn’t look good enough in the Santa Anita Derby, but if he’s gotten better, he could surprise.
- Danzig Moon – 40/1 – The second place finisher in the Bluegrass Stakes to Carpe Diem would need to be much, much faster in order to win the Kentucky Derby on May 2.
- Tencendur – 40/1 – This guy’s odds should be less than 20 to 1. He finished second to Frosted in the Wood Memorial. He garnered a 100 Beyer. He’s got a shot.
- Ocho Ocho Ocho – 50/1 – He doesn’t look capable of getting the distance. Also, he’s too much of a speedball.
- Mr. Z – 50/1 – Unless D. Wayne Lukas has figured out his head issues, the horse has no shot at winning the Kentucky Derby.