McCraken Kentucky Derby Odds

Can McCraken challenge Always Dreaming in the Kentucky Derby? 5/2/17

Can McCraken challenge Always Dreaming in the 2017 Kentucky Derby on Saturday?

McCraken’s current odds to win the Kentucky Derby

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, McCraken is 4/1 to win at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Always Dreaming remains the favorite at 5/2, while Irap is listed behind McCraken at 11/2 to win the Kentucky Derby. Classic Empire, meanwhile, is 6/1, while Gunnevera and Irish War Cry are 7/1, respectively. Practical Joke is 8/1, while Girvin and Gormley are 15/1, respectively.

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Recent Race Results

McCraken won his career debut in October 2016 at Churchill Downs and returned four weeks later to win the Street Sense Stakes by 3 ¾ lengths. Following the Street Sense Stakes, McCraken was put against graded stakes competition and responded well, winning the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes ahead of Wild Shot and Warrior’s Club. In his last two races, McCraken won the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes and then finished third in the Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes on May 8.

Odds & Ends

Whitham Thoroughbreds own McCraken, who is trained by Ian Wilkes. His jockey, Brian Hernandez Jr., had 237 starts this season and finished first 29 times, second 32 times, and third 44 times. He didn’t place in 132 starts and earned $10,041 per start.

The 2017 Kentucky Derby will be the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby and is set for Saturday, May 6, 2017 from Churchill Downs. NBC's coverage of the Derby will start at 2:30PM ET with the post time set for 6:34PM ET. Harry Connick Jr. will sing the National Anthem.

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