Kentucky Derby: Odds favor Curlin to win
In the first leg of The Triple
Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, the Kentucky Derby, we turn to the
best analysts in the business - the bookmakers.
So far for the famous 133rd
May 5th race, Curlin seems to be the undisputed favorite, with
3/1 to win the race (betting odds by
Bodog Horse Racing), followed
by Street Sense with 6/1 and Circular Quay at 7/1. Nobiz Like
Shobiz offer 8/1 betting odds and after that, all odds hit the double
digits to one. The underdogs appear to be Reporting for Duty
with odds 100/1, Storm in May at 80/1, and Sam P. with 60/1.
Curlin has won its last
three races, winning the last one at Arkansas Derby (GII) on
April 14th by a record margin. Robby Albarado will be riding
Curlin for the Kentucky Derby, the trainer is Steve Asmussen.
Owners of Curlin are Jess Jackson, Padua Stable, George Bolton &
Midnight Cry Stable. Curlin is a local breed - Fares Farm Inc.
Street Sense is a
3-year-old thoroughbred, bred by James B. Tafel from Kentucky.
Street Sence finished a tight second his last race at the Toyota
Blue Grass (GI, 04/14/07), wining his 2 previous races (GIII and
GI). The forty-year-old Calvin Borel will be the jockey of
Street Sense, trainer is Carl Nafzger. Owner of Street Sense is
James B. Tafel LLC.
Circular Quay is also 3
years old and the Puerto Rico native jockey John Velazquez will
hold the reins in the 133rd edition of the Kentucky Derby.
Circular Quay was bred and is owned by Michael & Doreen Tabor.
Trainer is Todd Pletcher from Dallas, TX. Circular Quay finished
1st at the Louisiana Derby (GII) on March the 10th with a
powerful run from the back.
OGPaper.com will continue its
coverage of the famous Kentucky Derby and the other two races
from the The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.
Note: Betting odds quoted are not live.