Mor Spirit vs. Destin Derby Pick
If you're looking for value when betting this evening's Kentucky Derby, look no further than the matchup between Mor Spirit and Destin.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv has released matchup odds for the Kentucky Derby and pitted Destin against Mor Spirit. Both horses have odds of -120, respectively, to win this prop wager so you'll win $100.00 on a $120.00 bet. Neither race horse has to win the race, they just have to finish ahead of the other contender.
Destin has earned three wins in five career starts and also has one second-place showing on his resume. Trained by Todd Pletcher and owned by Twin Creeks Racing Stables and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Destin has career earnings of $390,700. His jockey is Javier Castellano.
As for Mor Spirit, in seven starts he has three wins, four second-place showings, and no third-place finishes. A Bob Baffert-trained thoroughbred, Mor Spirit is owned by Michael Lund Petersen and jockey Gary Stevens will have the ride at Churchill Downs today.
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OUR PICK: Mor Spirit has never finished worse than second in seven starts and he's a Grade 1 winner. He's also run well at Churchill Downs and is coming off a second-place showing in the Santa Anita Derby when racing on a sloppy track. Considering he could win it all at Churchill Downs, laying -120 on Mor Spirit to beat out Destin is one of the best value bets you'll find on the Kentucky Derby this year.
2016 KENTUCKY DERBY BETTING PICK: MOR SPIRIT -120 OVER DESTIN