Kentucky Derby Updated Odds
CHURCHILL DOWNS, KY (The Spread) - It's the morning of the 2014 Kentucky Derby and California Chrome remains favored to win at Churchill Downs.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, California Chrome is now a 5/2 favorite to win Saturday's Kentucky Derby, while Wicked Strong continues to have the next-best odds at 8/1. That said, Danza is also 8/1, while Intense Holiday is 12/1 and Dance With Fate and Candy Boy are both 14/1. Both Samraat and Wildcat Red are 16/1.
Continuing with the current odds, Ride On Curlin is 18/1 while Medal Count is 20/1 and General A Rod is 22/1. Vicar's In Trouble is 25/1 while Uncle Sigh, Chitu and Tapiture are all 28/1. We Miss Artie and Commanding Curve are both 33/1,respectively, while Harry's Holiday and Vinceremos are both 50/1, respectively.
At the start of the week, California Chrome was listed as a 13/5 favorite while Wicked Strong was sitting at 13/2 and Danza was 9/1. Hoppertunity, who has since been scratched for Saturday's race, was 12/1 while Samraat was 16/1. Dance With Fate, Intense Holiday, Ride On Curlin, Vicar's In Trouble and Wildcat Red were all 20/1 on Monday.
California Chrome has won his last four races, which include victories in the Santa Anita Derby, the San Felipe, the California Cup Derby and the King Glorious Stakes. Based on his recent string of starts, it's easy to see why he continues to be the favorite heading into Saturday's Derby.
The 2014 Kentucky Derby will take place today at 6:24PM ET, which is the official post time of the race.