Eskendereya Ruled Out

Opening favorite Eskendereya has been ruled out of the 2010 Kentucky Derby, which means the odds for the field have been shaken up. Let’s take a look at the updated odds.

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Oddsmakers from online sports book had made Eskendereya a 6/1 favorite to win this year’s Kentucky Derby when the opening odds were released. But now that Eskendereya have been ruled out for Sunday’s race, Lookin at Lucky has become a 2/1 favorite.

After wins in the Fountain of Youth and the Wood Memorial by a combined 18 ¼ lengths, Eskendereya emerged as the favorite to win the Derby. But trainer Todd Pletcher pulled the 3-year-old colt due to swelling in his left front leg. While Pletcher was hoping for a miracle, he quickly realized over the weekend that one wasn’t coming.

Lookin at Lucky has won five of his eight career races on dirt and synthetic surfaces. His last race came April 3 at the Santa Anita Derby, when he finished third. He did have two wins prior to that outing, including at the Rebel on March 13 and at the CashCall Futurity on December 19 of last year.

The horse Lookin at Lucky lost to at the Santa Anita Derby was Sidney’s Candy, who is listed right behind Lookin at Lucky with 3/1 odds to win the Kentucky Derby. It was the third straight win that Sidney’s Candy had racked up in his last three races, which also included victories at San Felipe on March 13 and the San Vicente on February 15.

Trailing Lookin at Lucky and Sidney’s Candy in the odds department are Awesome Act, Dublin, Ice Box, Nobles Promise and Super Saver, who all have 10/1 odds.

The 2010 Kentucky Derby will take place on May 1 at Churchill Downs at 6:14PM ET. Coverage starts at 5:00PM ET on NBC and for more information on this year’s race, visit our 2010 Kentucky Derby Viewing Guide.

2010 Kentucky Derby Odds – Churchill Downs – Louisville, Kentucky – May 1, 2010

A Little Warm +5000

Aikenite +3500

American Lion +1200

Awesome Act +1000

Backtalk +3000

Caracortado +1800

Connemara +2500

Conveyance +1800

Deans Kitten +2000

Devil May Care +5000

Discreetly Mine +2000

Drosselmeyer +3000

Dublin +1000

Endorsement +1200

Homeboykris +3000

Ice Box +1000

Interactif +3000

Jackson Bend +2500

Line of David +2000

Lookin at Lucky +200

Make Music for Me +4000

Mission Impazible +1200

Nobles Promise +1000

Paddy OPrado +2500

Rule +2000

Sidneys Candy +300

Stately Victor +2500

Super Saver +1000

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Posted: 4/25/10 7:25PM ET


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