Nehro Kentucky Derby Odds

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(The Spread) – Due to Uncle Mo being scratched for Saturday’s race, Nehro has become the contender with the second-best odds to win the Kentucky Derby.

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Odds: When oddsmakers from online sports book updated their odds on Monday, Nehro was +600 on the money line. On Wednesday, his odds rose to +400 but now Nehro sits at +700 on the ML. Those odds are a little strange considering that Uncle Mo (who was one of the favorites entering the week) has been scratched. Regardless, Nehro sits at +700, right behind the favorite Dialed In (+250).

Race History: Nehro gained the attention of Kentucky Derby bettors after he notched back-to-back second place finishes at the Louisiana Derby on March 26 and the Arkansas Derby on April 16. He was, however, edged out by Kentucky Derby contenders Pants On Fire (Louisiana) and Archarcharch (Arkansas). Nehro produced his first victory of the year in a MSW on February 21, which is noteworthy because he finished 10th in a MSW on January 15.

Post Position: Ugh. Nehro drew the No. 19 post on Wednesday, which has never produced a winner in Kentucky Derby history. The same goes for the No. 17 post and the No. 18 post has only produced one winner. There may be some light at the end of the tunnel, however. The No. 20 post position has always been deemed a curse-worthy draw and Big Brown one out of that gate in 2008. So maybe Nehro can buck the trend and win out of the dreaded 19.

Outlook: Outside of his post position draw, it’s kind of hard not to like a horse that finished second in both the Arkansas and Louisiana derbys. Nehro seems to be getting better with each outing and he does have the strength not to fade down the stretch (or come from the back if he starts off slow). This is definitely a horse to keep an eye on heading into the race on Saturday and at +700, he’s being offered at a nice price.

2011 Kentucky Derby 137 Odds to Win – Who will win the Kentucky Derby?

Dialed In +250

Nehro +700

Mucho Macho Man +1000

Twice The Appeal +1000

Midnight Interlude +1200

Soldat +1200

Archarcharch +1400

Shackleford +1500

Master Of Hounds +1800

Pants On Fire +1800

Animal Kingdom +2000

Stay Thirsty +2000

Santiva +2000

Brilliant Speed +2500

Comma to the Top +2500

Decisive Moment +2500

Derby Kitten +4000

Twinspired +4000

Watch Me Go +4000

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