There is no betting horse race like the Grade 1, $3 million Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 6 at Churchill Downs! The race draws 20 of the best three-year-olds in […]
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Chad Brown will saddle Chief Kitten as the favorite at odds of 2-1 on the morning line. Bred and owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, the gray son of Kitten’s Joy has been on the board in four of his six starts and will be trying to earn his first graded stakes victory. After a sixth-place finish in his sophomore debut in January, he moved up and finished third in the Woodhaven Stakes in his most recent start in April. He has been training steadily at Belmont Park and will have Joel Rosario aboard from post two.
Second choice at 3-1 on the morning line is Syntax (IRE) for trainer Bill Mott. A chestnut son of Haatef, he is stepping up to graded stakes competition for the first time after winning an allowance race last time out to earn his second career victory. He broke his maiden in April in his seventh career start. He will have Junior Alvarado in the irons and they are scheduled to break from post position five.
Also in the field at morning line odds of 4-1 is All I Karabout, one of two horses in the race for trainer Graham Motion. A homebred son of Bernstein for Sagamore Farm, he has one win from nine starts and will be trying for his first stakes victory. He was second in an allowance race at Belmont Park last time out and will have Edgar Prado aboard as they break from the outside post.
This Saturday sees the running of the premier race of the Indiana Grand race schedule, with the running if the Grade 3 Indiana Derby.
Players looking to create betting value in the 2016 Preakness May 21 at Pimlico face a familiar dilemma in horse racing: create value underneath the heavy favorite or decide whether the heavy favorite is beatable for the top spot.
On Thursday at Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby week festivities will begin with the $100,000 Kentucky Juvenile Stakes. The five-furlong contest has drawn a field of nine two-year-olds.