Why Bet on Whitmore to Win This Year’s Kentucky Derby: Post Position Odds the Best

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
May/07/2016

There are two great reasons to bet on Whitmore to win the 2016 Kentucky Derby.

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The best win percentage post position is number 10 and Whitmore at 20-1 odds with Victor Espinoza will be starting from that spot.

The 43-year-old Espinoza is one of six riders who have won consecutive Derbys. The others are Isaac Murphy (1890-91), Jimmy Winkfield (1901-02), Ron Turcotte (1972-73), Eddie Delahoussaye (1982-83) and Calvin Borel (2009-10).

"This horse runs the turns well and has won at Churchill — two important Derby factors," Espinoza said, noting Whitmore's win in his first career start was at Churchill Downs. "I'm excited to have the mount."

There is tremendous value in betting on Whitmore to win Saturday’s Kentucky Derby for sure.  His odds were drifting towards 25-1 by early Saturday afternoon.

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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