Jackson Bend Update

Jackson Bend will have plenty of obstacles to overcome on Saturday at Churchill Downs, when he looks to run away with a win at the 2010 Kentucky Derby.

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Recent History:

Jackson Bend finished second behind the original Kentucky Derby favorite, Eskendereya, in each of his last two races, including at the G1 Wood Memorial on April 3. His only victory came at the Florida Stallion In Reality Stakes on October 17.

Kentucky Derby 136 Odds:

Jackson Bend opened at 15/1 to win the Kentucky Derby and then went to 14/1 when the post positions were drawn on Wednesday. According to oddsmakers from online sports book BroburySports.com, the 3-year-old remains 14/1 to win at Churchill Downs.

Post Position:

Jackson Bend will start out of the No. 13 post position, which has produced four Kentucky Derby winners since 1900.

Outlook:

We’re not entirely sure why Jackson Bend’s odds are relatively low compared to other horses with more experience against top competition. He’s only one race and that was on turf, so we’re surprised he’s not a bigger long shot to win the Kentucky Derby. That said, he went unbeaten in 2009 and will finally get his opportunity to show what he can do against the top names this Saturday. He also has a trainer in Nick Zito and a jockey in Mike Smith who have Kentucky Derby victories under their belts. Obviously they see a ton of potential in Jackson Bend, who could turn out to be a boom or bust bet on Saturday.

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 2:30PM ET

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