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Points Are In For The Kentucky Derby—What Bookies Need to Know

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Published on:
Apr/19/2018

The points for the Kentucky Derby are in. That means no more Derby points will be awarded from now until May 5. Online bookie agents must ready themselves for the biggest day in horse racing.

The May 5 Kentucky Derby could garner more action in some online racebooks then all other races during the year combined. 

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Here’s what bookies must know about the Derby points standings.

1. The Favorite for the Derby Won’t Have the Most Points

Sounds crazy but the favorite for the Kentucky Derby won’t enter the gate with the most Derby points.

In fact, the favorite to win the Run for the Roses is ninth on the Kentucky Derby Point Standings.

Justify has 100 Derby points. He might go off as an 8/5 chalk to win the Derby on May 5. He’ll definitely be the favorite.

Magnum Moon has 150 points. Good Magic has 134 points. Audible has 110, Noble Indy 110, Vino Rosso 107, Bolt d’Oro 104, and Enticed 103. Mendelssohn is tied with Justify. He too has 100 points.

2. Todd Pletcher trains 4 horses in the Top 10 Kentucky Derby Point Standings

Trainer Todd Pletcher, who won the Derby last year with Always Dreaming, has 4 horses in the Top 10 on the Kentucky Derby Point Standings.

Those 4 horses are: 

1.     Magnum Moon, who won the Arkansas Derby.

2.     Audible, who won the Florida Derby.

3.     Noble Indy, who won the Louisiana Derby.

4.     Vino Rosso, who took home the Wood Memorial.

Of Pletcher’s 4 Derby contender, Magnum Moon and Audible are the most well-regarded Magnum Moon is at around 4 to 1 odds in most future books.  Audible is around a 6.5 to 1 choice in the futures.

3. Gronkowski won’t show up on the Derby Point Standings

….but he will run in the Kentucky Derby

Only the horses in the Top 20 on the Kentucky Derby Point Standings can enter the Derby starting gate.

Well, that’s usually how it works. However, Gronkowski won the Burradon Stakes. He received an invitation to run in the 2018 Kentucky Derby.

4. Set max betting limits on all horses on the Kentucky Derby Point Standings…and Gronk

Online bookie agents should set max betting limits on all horses on the Kentucky Derby Point Standings.

That includes Combatant, who might not even run, Snapper Sinclair, and every other horse offering odds to win the Run for the Roses.

Setting max betting limits is the only way to ensure you don’t take a huge hit. At his current 5/2 betting odds, Justify pays back $350 for every $100 wagered.  

5. Successful racebooks will offer the most tracks & horse profiles to their bettors

Online bookie agents should have access to the most tracks to ensure the garner the most wagers in the racebooks while bettors are excited for the Triple Crown Races.

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