American Pharoah, the Derby Favorite
CHURCHILL DOWNS, KY (The Spread) - The 2015 Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 2 and American Pharoah is the current favorite to win at Churchill Downs.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, American Pharoah is a 5/2 favorite to win this year's Kentucky Derby. Dortmund is 4/1 to win, while Carpe Diem is 15/2 and Mubtaahig is 10/1. Materiality is also 12/1 while Firing Line and Frosted are 16/1, respectively.
American Pharoah has won four consecutive starts heading into the Kentucky Derby. His wins include the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity, the Grade 1 FrontRunner, the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes, and perhaps most notably, the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby on April 11.
Over the past five years, the winner of the Arkansas Derby has gone on to finish third (Danza, 2014), 11th (Overanalyze, 2013), 2nd (Bodemeister, 2012), 15th (Archarcharch, 2011), and 18th (Line of David) in the Kentucky Derby.