The 135th running of the Kentucky Derby is just hours away (Post Time is approx. 6:04PM ET), but already there is drama.
2009 Kentucky Derby favorite I Want Revenge has been scratched from the race due to a foot injury and now oddsmakers have made Dunkrik and Friesan Fire the new favorites.
Coming into the Kentucky Derby 135, Quality Road was a 3/1 favorite but he was scratched due to a foot injury, making I Want Revenge a 3/1 favorite. But now, just hours before post time, I Want Revenge has been scratched as well due to a foot injury himself.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.COM have made Dunkirk and Friesan Fire the new favorites at 4/1 to win. Pioneerof the Nile (4.5/1), General Quarters (5/1) and Chocolate Candy (8/1) round out the rest of the top 5 for this year’s Kentucky Derby.
Dunkirk has won two of his last three races coming into the Derby, but is rather inexperienced and hasn’t run since March 28. Friesan Fire has dominated the action of late, with wins at the Louisiana Derby, the Risen Star and the Lecomte S. in his last three outings. But he hasn’t raced since March 14.
Pioneerof the Nile has been on fire of late, winning his last four races, including placing first at the Santa Anita Derby on April 5. Perhaps the deep sleeper of this year’s Kentucky Derby is Musket Man, who has placed first in five of his last six races, including a victory at the Illinois Derby in Hawthorne on February 4.Oddsmakers have made Musket Man a 25/1 long shot to win.
The 2009 Kentucky Derby takes place Saturday, May 2 at Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky. Below are the complete updated odds for this year’s event, as well as other Kentucky Derby articles that we’ve put together.
Kentucky Derby 135 Updated Odds (I Want Revenge scratched) – 2009 Kentucky Derby Odds - May 2, 2009 – Churchill Downs
Atomic Rain 50/1
Chocolate Candy 8/1
Desert Party 10/1
Flying Private 50/1
Friesan Fire 4/1
General Quarters 5/1
Hold Me Back 12/1
Join In The Dance 50/1
Mine That Bird 50/1
Mr Hot Stuff 30/1
Musket Man 25/1
Nowhere To Hide 50/1
Papa Clem 12/1
Pionneerof the Nile 4.5/1
Regal Ransom 15/1
Summer Bird 30/1
West Side Bernie 40/1
Kentucky Derby Betting Articles
Posted: 5/2/09 10:45AM ET