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Kentucky Derby Odds Topped By Eskendereya

The 136th running of the Kentucky Derby gets underway Saturday, May 1 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The Run for the Roses is the most exciting race of the year.

Who will capture it in 2010? Will an underdog—like Mine That Bird last year—come through with a victory? Or will a favorite pull away from the pack? Here’s a quick look at early season favorites and prep races for the 2010 Kentucky Derby.


Eskendereya 2/1
Lookin at Lucky 13/4
Sidney’s Candy 6/1
Dublin 10/1
Awesome Act 12/1
Ice Box 15/1
Super Saver 15/1
Noble’s Promise 15/1
American Lion 18/1
Jackson Bend 20/1
Rule 20/1


This weekend marks the last of major Kentucky Derby-G1 prep races, so horse betting fans will want to pay especially close attention.

First, there’s the Toyota Blue Grass at Keeneland. A first-place prize of $450,000 dollars is on the line, with the running up getting a cool $150,000. Third earns $75,000 but, of course, the real prize is getting into the Derby. Here are the odds top contenders for the Toyota Blue Grass:

Pleasant Prince 3/1
Odesseus 7/2
Aikenite 4/1
Interactif 4/1
Make Music for Me 6/1
First Dude 8/1
Paddy O’Prado 10/1
Stately Victor 30/1
Codoy 30/1

Horse racing bettors should also keep an eye on the Arkansas Derby. The purse clocks in at a hefty $600,000, with a runner up taking home $100,000. Here are the odds for the Arkansas Derby contenders:

Noble’s Promise 2/1
Super Saver 9/5
Dublin 7/2
Northern Giant 8/1
Uh Oh Bango 15/1
Line of David 15/1
Pulsion 15/1
New Madrid 20/1
Berberis 30/1