2018 Kentucky Derby Odds

Kentucky Derby Odds: Bolt D'oro Favored Over 2018 Field? 3/27/18

Which contenders have the best shot of winning the 2018 Kentucky Derby? Let's take a look at the current odds.

The Favorite: Bolt D'oro

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager, Bolt D'oro is the current favorite to win the 2018 Kentucky Derby at 3/1 odds. The colt is coming off a victory in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes on March 10 and also claimed victory at the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity and the Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes. The only time he did not win was at the Grade 1 Breeders Cup Juvenile, where he finished third to Good Magic and Solomini.

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Next-Best Odds: Justify

Behind Bolt D'oro in terms of the odds is Justify, who is 4/1 to win the Kentucky Derby. This lightly-run horse is a perfect 2-0 in his career, although neither race graded so it's difficult to tell how Justify will do against graded competition.

Other Top Contenders

McKinzie is 5/1 to win the Kentucky Derby, followed by Good Magic and Magnum Moon, who are both 6/1, respectively. My Boy Jack is 8/1, followed by Mask at 9/1. McKinzie placed second behind Bolt d'Oro in the San Felipe Stakes and won the Grade 3 Sham Stakes, as well as the Grade 1 Los Alamitos. Before finishing third in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth, Good Magic won the Grade 1 Breeders Cup Juvenile and placed second in the Grade 1 Champagne. Magnum Moon won the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes while My Boy Jack won the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes and finished third in the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby behind Noble Indy. Mask won the Mucho Macho Man back in January.

Some Long Shots

Audible and Montauk are 12/1, respectively, to win the Kentucky Derby, followed by Beautiful Shot and Saxon Warrior at 13/1, respectively. Catholic Boy, Enticed, Instilled Regard, Noble Indy, Solomini and Sporting Chance are all 15/1, respectively. Storm Runner is 20/1, followed by Ax Man and Kanthaka, who are 25/1, respectively.

The 2018 Kentucky Derby win be run on Saturday, May 5 from Churchill Downs.


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