Mubtaahij Kentucky Derby Preview
CHURCHILL DOWNS, KY (The Spread) - Mubtaahij will look to be a sleeper to win this year's Kentucky Derby, which takes place this Saturday from Churchill Downs.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book GT Bets, Mubtaahij is 12/1 to win the Kentucky Derby, giving him the same odds as Materiality. American Pharoah, meanwhile, is a 9/4 favorite to win this weekend at Churchill Downs while Dortmund is 9/2 and Carpe Diem is 7/1.
Mubtaahij has won his last two races, which were the Al Bastakiya on March 7 and the Grade 2 UAE Derby on March 28. He also placed second in the UAE 2000 Guineas, which is a Grade 3 race.
Generally speaking, contenders that last started in the United Arab Emirates Derby do not place at the Kentucky Derby but some believe that Mubtaahij could be the exception. While the competition was questionable in the UAE Derby, Mubtaahij was impressive and could factor in the money this weekend.