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Odds on Combatant Winning This Year's Kentucky Derby

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Apr/30/2018

Combatant was coming in at 65/1 odds of winning the 2018 Kentucky Derby early on.

WHY COMBATANT CAN WIN THIS YEAR'S KENTUCKY DERBY

He has a career record of 1-3-1 in seven starts and never has finished worse than fourth. Maybe he’ll finally get a favorable post position in the Derby, as he’s drawn on the outside in his past three prep races at Oaklawn Park. His only career win came last October at Churchill.

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

He’s the quintessential “close but no cigar” horse. Since winning at Churchill, he’s finished second, second, second, third and fourth.

*Source Courier Journal

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

Steve Asmussen says he hopes Combatant draws the outside post.

“In the Derby with 20 runners, I’d rather he be a little toward the outside, which is where he’s been drawing all year when I didn’t want him to,” Asmussen said Monday morning at Churchill Downs. “So I’m sure he’ll get the inside this time.”

In regard to the Churchill Downs track, Asmussen says:

Combatant has spent a lot of time training here and is very comfortable in the surroundings,” Asmussen said. “I thought he put in a very typical half-mile, week-of-race breeze for us.”

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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