Gun Runner vs. Creator Derby Pick
Gun Runner is a heavy favorite to finish ahead of Creator this evening at the Kentucky Derby but is there value in betting the underdog? Here's our pick.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Gun Runner has odds of -145 to finish ahead of Creator, who has +105 odds, at today's Kentucky Derby. Gun Runner doesn't have to finish ahead of Creator, and vice versa, to win this wager. He just has to edge out Creator in the final results.
Gun Runner has four wins in five career starts to earn $906,920 for owners Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimney's Farm. Trained by Steve Asmussen, Gun Runner's jockey today at Churchill Downs is Florent Geroux.
Creator, meanwhile, has two wins in eight career starts and has also finished second four times and third once. Owned by WinStar Farm and trained by Asmussen, Creator has earned $768,320 throughout his career. His jockey this evening will be Ricardo Santana Jr.
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OUR PICK: This prop wager offers bettors a solid opportunity to nab an underdog at a good price. Creator is a natural closer and a race horse on the rise, having improved his Equibase Speed Figure from 96 to 101 to a 103 in his last three starts. The only concern about Creator is that he's high-strung and jumpy, which could be an issue when it's time to load the contenders into their post positions tonight. But at +105, he's worth a flier in this prop wager.
2016 KENTUCKY DERBY PICK: CREATOR +105 OVER GUN RUNNER