Always Dreaming vs. Lookin At Lee

Kentucky Derby Predictions: Will Always Dreaming beat Lookin At Lee? 5/6/17

Will Always Dreaming finish ahead of Lookin At Lee today in the 2017 Kentucky Derby?

The Matchup

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, Always Dreaming has 20/47 odds to finish ahead of Lookin At Lee in the Kentucky Derby this afternoon. In order to win one of this matchup props, all the thoroughbred has to do is finish ahead of it's opponent. In this case, Always Dreaming doesn't have to win the Kentucky Derby, just finish ahead of Lookin At Lee in order for a wager to be won.

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Lookin At Lee Snapshot

Corey Lanerie will have the mount for Lookin At Lee, who is a Steve Asmussen-trained horse. In nine career starts, Lookin At Lee has won twice, has finished second twice, and has two third-place showings as well. A natural closer, Lookin At Lee finished third in the Arkansas Derby, skillfully weaving through traffic to finish in the money. He also rallied in the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity last fall at Keeneland to finish second.

Always Dreaming Snapshot

Always Dreaming is the current favorite to win the Kentucky Derby at 14/5 odds, so it's not surprising to see him favored ahead of Lookin At Lee. In five career starts, Always Dreaming has won three times, has placed once, and has finished third once. He's coming off a win in the Xpressbet Florida Derby, a race Always Dreaming won by five lengths. A Todd Pletcher-trained horse, John Velazquez will have the mount for Always Dreaming.

Kentucky Derby Prediction

Always Dreaming is the more talented horse in this matchup, as Lookin At Lee's ceiling appears to be that of a closer that will rally late but never threaten. Asmussen is winless in 15 tries at the Kentucky Derby, while Pletcher won the Kentucky Derby in 2010 with Super Saver. Velazquez, meanwhile, also won in 2011 aboard Animal Kingdom, making Always Dreaming the better horse with the better team.

2017 Kentucky Derby Matchup Prediction: Always Dreaming over Lookin At Lee

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