American Pharoah Now at 3-1 Odds For Best Payout Potential Yet

Written by:
Don Shapiro
Published on:
May/02/2015
American Pharoah Now at 3-1 Odds For Best Payout Potential Yet

Sportsbook.ag has pushed American Pharoah’s odds to within a few cents of 3-1 late afternoon Saturday just hours before the big race.

Dortmund was still hanging around +450 while Carpe Diem was coming in with the next shortest odds of 8-1.  Firing Line had jumped up to 8-1 late in the day on Saturday.

The Miami Herald offered its assessment of this year’s Kentucky Derby favorite:

Pros - As dominant as any top-class 3-year-old has been at this time of the year in decades. American Pharoah won his last four starts by a combined 22 1/4 lengths with distances ranging from seven furlongs to 1 1/8 miles. Showed he can rate as he sat behind the cheap speed in the Arkansas Derby.

Cons - The Derby will be the first time in 2015 he will be facing top-notch competition and he might have to adjust his running style because he is not bred to shine at 1 1/4 miles. Is one of two horses in the field not to have Turn-To somewhere in his pedigree (El Kabeir is the other). He also sports Storm Cat as his dam's grandsire and his tail-female line is extremely speed- oriented.

May 03 - 6:00 PM

2015 KENTUCKY DERBY (CHURCHILL DOWNS) - OUTRIGHT

   

84405

AMERICAN PHAROAH

+300

   

84406

BOLO

+3500

   

84407

CARPE DIEM

+800

   

84408

DANZIG MOON

+2000

   

84409

DORTMUND

+450

   

84410

FAR RIGHT

+4000

   

84411

FIRING LINE

+800

   

84412

FROSTED

+650

   

84413

INTERNATIONAL STAR

 
   

84414

ITSAKNOCKOUT

+3000

   

84415

KEEN ICE

+2100

   

84416

MATERIALITY

+1600

   

84417

MR Z

+3500

   

84418

MUBTAAHIJ

+1600

   

84419

OCHO OCHO OCHO

+1550

   

84420

TENCENDUR

+6600

   

84421

UPSTART

+2400

   

84422

WAR STORY

+5000

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.cmo

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