|2013 Kentucky Derby Contender Profile: Orb Odds to Win|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:00|
Orb Kentucky Derby Odds
CHURCHILL DOWNS, KY (The Spread) - Orb will enter the Kentucky Derby this weekend on a roll after winning three straight races.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Orb is currently 5/1 to win the 2013 Kentucky Derby. His main competition for this weekend is 7/2 favorite Verrazano, 12/1 mid-range favorite Itsmyluckyday, and Vyjack, who is also 15/1 to win at Churchill Downs.
Orb has won four straight races after finishing third, fourth and fourth respectively in his first three outings. He's coming off a victory at the Grade I Florida Derby on March 30 and a win at the Grade II Fountain of Youth on February 23. In the Florida Derby, he beat Itsmyluckyday, who finished second.
Claude R. "Shug" McGaughey III is Orb's trainer and Joel Rasario will be his jockey for the Kentucky Derby. Rosario made his first appearance in the 2010 Kentucky Derby aboard Make Music for Me, who finished fourth. Rosario also wont he Dubai World Cup aboard Animal Kingdom, who also won the 2011 Kentucky Derby.
Orb has earned 150 points this year and has claimed $240,000 in earnings.