Backtalk Updated Odds

Grade 2 winner Backtalk will have a tough hill to climb today when he takes on the field at the 2010 Kentucky Derby, which takes place at Churchill Downs at 6:14PM ET.

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Recent History:

Backtalk ran a distant third (14 lengths) to fellow Kentucky Derby contender American Lion at the Illinois Derby on April 3. Before that, Backtalk’s only previous race this season was at the Sportsman’s Paradise Stakes on January 26, which he won with a time of 1:40.36.

Kentucky Derby 136 Odds:

Backtalk started as a 40/1 long shot when the Derby odds were first released, then went up to a 60/1 long shot when the post positions were released on Wednesday. According to oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com, Backtalk has now settled in at 50/1 for Saturday’s race.

Post Position:

Backtalk will start at the No. 18 post position, which hasn’t had much success over the years. Since 1900, the No. 18 position has only produced one winner.

Outlook:

Better than you’d think. Backtalk essentially slipped into the Derby field when other horses departed in the final week before the race. But he’s one of the more accomplished contenders, winning the Sportsman’s Paradise Stakes in come-from-behind fashion. The distance shouldn’t bother this 3-year-old colt, who is the son of former Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones. Believe it or not, Backtalk offers some value at 50/1 and if Mine That Bird taught us anything last year, it’s that heavy long shots shouldn’t be counted out.

For a complete list of updated odds on all 20 of the 2010 Kentucky Derby contenders, see below. (Each horse is listed by their post position.)

2010 Kentucky Derby 136 Updated Odds - Saturday, May 1, 2010 - Churchill Downs

1 Lookin at Lucky 4/1

2 Icebox 10/1

3 Noble's Promise 18/1

4 Super Saver 12/1

5 Line of David 22/1

6 Stately Victor 22/1

7 American Lion 22/1

8 Deans Kitten 40/1

9 Make Music For Me 40/1

10 Paddy O'Prado 18/1

11 Devil May Care 12/1

12 Conveyance 16/1

13 Jackson Bend 14/1

14 Mission Impazible 16/1

15 Discreetly Mine 45/1

16 Awesome Act 10/1

17 Dublin 17/1

18 Backtalk 50/1

19 Homeboykris 45/1

20 Sidney’s Candy 6/1

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Posted: 5/1/10 7:00AM ET

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