Creator vs. Destin Derby Prediction
Will Creator edge out Destin in this evening's Kentucky Derby or will the results be the other way around? Here's our prediction for this prop wager.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv create matchup prop wagers where they pit horses against each other in the Kentucky Derby. Whichever thoroughbred has a better finish wins the prop odd, so they don't have to win the race or even finish in the money in order for bettors to cash.
In this specific matchup, Creator is a -135 money line favorite over Destin, who has odds of -105. Creator, who drew the No. 3 post position on Wednesday, is trained by Steve Asmussen and owned by WinStar Farm. In eight career starts, Creator has two wins, four second-place showings, and one third-place finish. His jockey for today's race is Ricardo Santana Jr.
As for Destin, he has three wins in five career starts and also finished second once, with no third-place showings. Trained by Todd Pletcher and owned by Twin Creeks Racing Stables and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Destin has earned $390,700 over his career and will start in the No. 9 post.
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OUR PREDICTION: A natural closer, Creator will be dangerous down the stretch. He's also close to the rail, which will help him avoid traffic and have a clean start so he doesn't fall too far behind. Having improved his Euibase Speed Figure from a 96 to a 101 to a 103 in his last three starts, Creator is on the rise. While Destin certainly has a fantastic pedigree (Giant's Causeway - Dream of Summer, by Siberian Summer) and is well rested after having eight weeks off, will he be too rusty? We like Creator to finish strong, and ahead of Destin.
2016 KENTUCKY DERBY MATCHUP PREDICTION: CREATOR -135 OVER DESTIN