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Kentucky Derby - the top contenders of the 2007 race

Today we will follow up on the 133rd edition of the Kentucky Derby with information on the top contenders in the race. The Derby starts on Saturday, May 5th 2007.

Kentucky Derby top 5 contendersTo find out which those top ten horses may be, we looked at the future betting odds of Bodog Horse Racing. The top contenders of the Kentucky Derby are organized by the best betting odds, starting with the most favorite to win the race.

Curlin: Odds 3/1. Born on 03.25.2004 of Smart Strike ('92) and Sheriff's Deputy ('94) has graded earnings of $780,000 and a race record of 3-3-0-0. Curlin has won all of his last three races - Arkansas Derby (GII), Rebel (GIII) and Maiden at Gulfstream. The trainer of Curlin, Steve Asmussen, won record number of races in 2004 - 555 and has had five starters in the Kentucky Derby. Robby Albarado will ride Curlin for the 133rd edition of the Kentucky Derby. Albarado has participated in the Derby a total of 8 times, with his best performance last year when he finished 3rd riding Steppenwolfer.

Street Sense: Odds 6/1. Born on 02.23.2004 of Street Cry and Bedazzle and has a total earnings of $1,482,000 and race record 7-3-2-2. Street Sense finished a tight second on his last race at  Toyota Blue Grass (GI), but he won the previous two - Tampa Bay Derby (GIII) and Breeders' Cup Juvenile (GI). His Texan trainer Carl Nafzger took his Thoroughbred training license in 1968 and won the Kentucky Derby in 1990. Rider of Street Sense will be Calvin Borel who ranked among the top 30 jockeys last year, wining over $6 million in purses.

Circular Quay: Odd to win 7/1. Born on 02.26.2004 of Thunder Gulch and Circle of Life, Circular Quay has earning of $1,116,134  and race record of 7-4-2-0, winning his last race at Louisiana Derby (GII), but finished 5th at Risen Star (GIII) and second to Street Sense at Breeders' Cup Juvenile (GI). Todd Pletcher from Texas is the trainer and has not won a Kentucky Derby yet, but took second place last year with Bluegrass Cat. Circular Quay wil be ridden by John Velazquez who has raced in seven of the Kentucky Derbies, with best place - second in 2001.

Nobiz Like Shobiz: Betting odds 8/1. Nobiz Like Shobiz was born on January 29th 2004 of BayColt and Nightstorm bred by Elizabeth Valando from Kentucky and winnings of $778,500, race record 6-4-1-1. In his last three races prior to the Kentucky Derby, Nobiz Like Shobiz took 1st place at the Wood Memorial and Holy Bull (GIII) and finished 3rd at Fountain of Youth (GII). The trainer of Nobiz Like Shobiz is MR.Barclay Tagg, who trained the 2003 Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide. Jockey will be Cornelio Velasquez of Panama who has participated in three Derbies before.

Scat Daddy: Odds 8/1. Born on 05.11.2004 of Dark Bay and Love Style, Scat Daddy holds a race record of 8-5-1-1 and graded earnings of $1,308,500. Prior the winnings of his last two races at Florida Derby (GI) and Fountain of Youth (GII), Scat Daddy finished 3rd at Holy Bull (GIII). Todd Pletcher is the trainer of Scat Daddy, as well. Edgar Prado, a native of Peru, is riding Scat Daddy at the Kentucky Derby this year. He is the winner of last year's Kentucky Derby 132 and has participated in a total of seven Derbies in his career.

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