Firing Line Kentucky Derby Preview
CHURCHILL DOWNS, KY (The Spread) - After claiming victory in the Sunland Derby, Firing Line looks to surprise at this weekend's Kentucky Derby.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Firing Line is 16/1 to win the Kentucky Derby, which takes place this weekend at Churchill Downs. American Pharoah is the current favorite to win, while Dortmund is 9/2 and Carpe Diem is 7/1.
As previously noted, Firing Line won the Sunland Derby on March 22 and also placed second at both the Robert B. Lewis Stakes on February 7 and second at the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Futurity on December 20 of last year. In both the Robert B. Lewis and the Los Alamitos, he finished second to fellow Kentucky Derby contender Dortmun.
For sake of comparison, last year's Sunland Derby winner, Chitu, finished ninth in the Kentucky Derby and did not compete in either of the other two legs of the Triple Crown.