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, 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.


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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