The Latest Kentucky Derby Odds & Expert Picks

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The Latest Kentucky Derby Odds & Expert Picks

With the start of the 2017 Kentucky Derby here, thoroughbred horse racing bettors everywhere are looking to finalize their betting picks on the first leg of the Triple Crown and most prestigious race in the United States.

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

If you haven’t finalized your Kentucky Derby picks by now and you’re looking to find out which mount have the best chances of winning this year’s Run for the Rose, then you’re in luck. Use this expert look at the odds and picks for the 2017 Kentucky Derby to cash in big.

2017 Kentucky Derby Odds & Expert Picks

  1. Lookin At Lee (25–1)
  2. Thunder Snow (17–1)
  3. Fast and Accurate (33–1)
  4. Untrapped (60–1)
  5. Always Dreaming (9–2)
  6. State of Honor (45–1)
  7. Girvin (19–1)
  8. Hence (16–1)
  9. Irap (36–1)
  10. Gunnevera (9–1)
  11. Battle of Midway (39–1)
  12. Sonneteer (36–1)
  13. J Boys Echo (44–1)
  14. Classic Empire (6–1)
  15. McCraken (6–1)
  16. Tapwrit (30–1)
  17. Irish War Cry (6–1)
  18. Gormley (24–1)
  19. Practical Joke (32–1)
  20. Patch (14–1)
  21. Royal Moy (SCR)
  22. Master Plan (SCR)

The Expert Pick To Win The 2017 Kentucky Derby: Always Dreaming 9-2

Always Dreaming was the early odds-on favorite to win the 2017 Kentucky Derby. After drawing the No. 5 gate, the thoroughbred sits tied for 2nd choice by the Las Vegas horse racing oddsmakers. He has recorded three consecutive first place finishes while ending up in the winner’s circle most recently at the Xpressbet Florida Derby on April 1 where he won by five lengths over State of Honor and Gunnevera. Always Dreaming is the top expert’s pick to win the 2017 Kentucky Derby after winning three of his five career races while never finishing lower than third place, but he’ll have plenty of competition for the win.

The Smart Pick To Win The 2017 Kentucky Derby: Girvin 9/1

I’ve said it several times, but I can’t reiterate it enough. There’s no way that Girvin should be the eighth-best favorite to win the 2017 Kentucky Derby after recording a trio of victories and one second-place finish in four starts. If you’re looking for a mount outside the top three that is offering excellent value, then look no further than Girvin!

The Sucker’s Pick To Win The 2017 Kentucky Derby: Classic Empire 6/1

Always Dreaming may be the expert pick to win the Kentucky Derby, but Classic Empire opened as the the odds-on favorite to win the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Classic Empire’s success as a 2-year-old at Churchill Downs and his closing rush to win the Arkansas Derby are propping him up like an undefeated fighter with wins over unknowns.

I am NOT betting on Classic Empire. In Arkansas, he redlined to barely get past Conquest Mo Money, who balked at the start and then cut out all the fractions.

The Long Shot Pick To Win The 2017 Kentucky Derby: Fast and Accurate 33/1

Fast and Accurate may be the longest of longshot, but hey, he’s unbeaten after winning the Jack Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes in his last race. Of course, this is his maiden race on a dirt track, so I wouldn’t go around exactly expecting him to pull off one of the biggest upsets in Kentucky Derby history.