Kentucky Derby Snapshot: Gun Runner
One of the more intriguing contenders in the 2016 Kentucky Derby is Gun Runner. Read on four our betting snapshot of the 3-year-old colt ahead of Saturday's race.
The Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Gun Runner has odds of 6/1 to win Saturday's Kentucky Derby, putting him just behind Nyquist (3/1), Exaggerator (9/2) and Mohaymen (9/2). Listed right behind Gun Runner are Mor Spirit at 7/1, Destin and Outwork at 12/1, respectively, and Creator at 14/1.
A Snapshot: Owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm and trained by Steve Asmussen, Gun Runner earned 151 points in this year's standings. In five starts he's won four times with zero second-place and no third-place showings. Gun Runner has earned $906,920 in his career, which amounts to $181,384 per start. His pedigree is Candy Ride - Quiet Giant, by Giant's Causeway and has a "stalking" running style. Florent Geroux is Gun Runner's jockey.
Why Bet Gun Runner: Because he catapulted to the top of the Road to the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard with back-to-back wins in the Grade 2 Veterans Ford Risen Star Stakes and the Grade 2 Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (which he won by a 4 1/2 length runaway). Gun Runner also won the first two starts of his career and while he finished fourth in the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes in his stakes debut, it was on a sloppy track. If the conditions are fair on Saturday, Gun Runner offers plenty of value at his current 6/1 price.