American Lion Update

Grade 3 winner American Lion is looking to build off a recent victory when he takes on the field at the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

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Recent History:

American Lion took home a victory at the G3 Illinois Derby on April 3, which was his most recent race. He beat out fellow Kentucky Derby contender Backtalk with a winning time of 1:51.31.

Kentucky Derby 136 Odds:

American Lion was 15/1 when the opening odds for the Kentucky Derby 136 were released, but then went up to 22/1 when the post positions were drawn on Wednesday of this week. According to oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com, American Lion is still a 22/1 long shot to win at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

Post Position:

American Lion will start at the No. 7 position, which has a fair amount of good history at the Kentucky Derby. Since 1900, the No. 7 post position has produced eight winners.

Outlook:

American Lion represents good value because he’s proven that he can race on dirt and has shown the ability to stalk the pace. Trainer Eoin Hartly has never won a Kentucky Derby, but his victory at the Illinois Derby is encouraging and he’s not a typical speedhorse. While he likes running out front, American Lion has shown signs that he can be held back for a late push. At 22/1, American Lion is a true sleeper.

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 10:00AM ET

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