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Odds on Justify Winning This Year's Kentucky Derby

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Published on:
Apr/30/2018

Justify was coming in at 2/1 odds of winning the 2018 Kentucky Derby early on.

WHY JUSTIFY CAN WIN THIS YEAR'S KENTUCKY DERBY

Because he may well be a freak. He’s 3 for 3 and has won by a combined 19 lengths. His 107 Beyer Speed Figure in the Santa Anita Derby is the highest of any horse in the Kentucky Derby field.

WHY JUSTIFY CAN'T WIN THIS YEAR'S KENTUCKY DERBY

He’s going against two longstanding Derby trends. Apollo in 1882 is the only horse to win without racing as a 2-year-old. Regret (1915) and Big Brown (2008) are the only horses to win the Derby with just three career starts entering the race.

*Source Courier Journal

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

Trainer Bob Baffert on his first experience with Justify:

"The first time I worked him at Santa Anita, I knew he was a really good horse,” he said. “The track was really deep that morning, and he went around there effortlessly. His first race, he ran incredibly and showed how special he was.”

On Justify having not raced as a two-year-old:

“I’d rather have a really talented horse than one who’s seasoned and just on par with the rest of them,” Baffert said. “Back in the day people would run their horses a lot more and run their 2-year-olds a lot earlier. The game has changed. It’s going to happen.”

To win the 2018 Kentucky Derby PLACE BET HERE
 
11:00 AM 706 Bolt d'Oro   +600  
708 Combatant   +6500  
712 Enticed   +3500  
713 Firenze Fire   +9000  
714 Free Drop Billy   +5500  
716 Good Magic   +825  
720 Instilled Regard   +6500  
722 Lone Sailor   +6000  
726 Mendelssohn   +525  
728 My Boy Jack   +3000  
733 Solomini   +3000  
740 Noble Indy   +3500  
745 Audible   +650  
748 Flameaway   +5500  
750 Vino Rosso   +950  
752 Magnum Moon   +725  
753 Bravazo   +6500  
754 Snapper Sinclair   +10000  
755 Justify   +180  
756 Promises Fulfilled   +8500  
761 Hofburg   +3500  

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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