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2010 Kentucky Derby: Early odds on top Kentucky Derby contenders

 Just a week before the 2010 Kentucky Derby, we have the opening odds on the Run for the Roses, along with the top contenders in this year's Derby. Saturday, May 1st, will be the start of the 136th Kentucky Derby run, the famous Grade I race for three year-old thoroughbreds and this time around a lot of new contenders for the 2010 Kentucky Derby are bound to make things interesting for the bettors world-wide. And as many of you already know, the Kentucky Derby is the Super Bowl of the horse racing industry and the 2010 Kentucky Derby is already getting plenty of action from those bettors looking to lock in the early odds.

 And in line with our near decade-long tradition, we will look at the 2010 Kentucky Derby odds as posted by the popular online sportsbook Bodog Sports, our preferred Kentucky Derby odds provider for many years. Another tradition appears to be that we always have only a hand full of top contenders for the Kentucky Derby and the 2010 run is no different. According to the 2010 Kentucky Derby odds posted at Bodog Sports, "Eskendereya", trained by top gun Todd Pletcher, is the favorite colt this year to win the Kentucky Derby, sitting on odds 8/5 on crossing the finish first, very tight odds, even by Kentucky Derby standards. Following Eskendereya on the top contenders list comes "Looking at Lucky" with 5/1 odds to win the 2010 Kentucky Derby, according to the sportsbook. "Sidney's Candy" is third on the odds table at 7/1 to win the Run for the Roses, followed by "Dublin" with odds 9/1 on victory in the first leg of the Triple Crown. Visit Bodog Sports for the full list of the 2010 Kentucky Derby odds (opening).

 Again, these are just the opening odds on the 2010 Kentucky Derby and as the contenders begin to qualify and bettors start placing their wagers, those odds are guarantee to change - so lock them in early on if you have the chance. We will continue tracking the odds on the Derby throughout the week, as well as bring you a full review of the top contenders and favorites to win the Kentucky Derby this year.

 Published on 04/23/2010

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