2015 Florida Derby Betting Odds: Upstart, Materiality Favorites

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Ean Lamb
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2015 Florida Derby Betting Odds: Upstart, Materiality Favorites

The 2015 Florida Derby betting odds were available at Mybookie. 

This race is open to qualifying three-year-olds and is run at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida.
The Florida Derby is run on 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs) of dirt.

The purse for this race is $1 million.

The winner of this race is expected to run in this year’s Kentucky Derby.

Upstart at 8-5 odds, Materiality at 7-2 odds and Itsaknockout at 2-1 odds were among the three favorites coming into Saturday’s race.

Upstart drew the far outside post, giving him somewhat of a disadvantage. 

“I think Upstart’s the best horse with the worst post,” veteran Daily Racing Form handicapper Mike Welsch said. “But if you’re in the worst post, it helps if you have the best horse.”

Gulfstream racing analyst Ron Nicoletti said he’s picking Materiality.

“I was tempted to pick Upstart,” Nicoletti said. “But I had to go with Materiality because he’s the only horse that has won at nine furlongs in the race. I think he has a tactical speed advantage.”

The field and opening odds for Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park:

PP Horse




1. Ami’s Flatter

Josie Carroll

Javier Castellano


2. Jack Tripp

Dale Romans

Irad Ortiz Jr.


3. Indianaughty

Dale Romans

Corey Lanerie


4. Itsaknockout

Todd Pletcher

Luis Saez


5. Quimet

Nick Zito

Edgard Zayas


6. My Point Exactly

William Kaplan

Juan Leyva


7. Materiality

Todd Pletcher

John Velazquez


8. Dekabrist

Gennadi Dorochenko

Jesus M. Rios


9. Upstart

Richard Violette Jr.

Jose L. Ortiz


- Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com

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