General Quarters Odds to Win The 2009 Kentucky Derby

Written by:
Carrie Stroup
Published on:
May/01/2009
General Quarters

General Quarters hasn't been spoken of too much in regard to winning this weekend's Derby.  His odds were set at +2000 for a payout of $2000 on every $100 bet at Sportsbook.com.

There is one very strong factor that could given General Quarters an edge:  That's the weather.  With a 70 percent chance of rain and a sloppy track, General Quarters is one of only a handful of horses that has performed well on muddy tracks.

General Quarters has never raced on an off-track, but his pedigree suggests he could run well in the slop.

"He gallops over the mud almost like he does over the dry (surface)," trainer tom McCarthy said after the colt galloped Friday morning. "Once he gets moving, he's like a big train. He's hard to stop."

"We are actually surprised that General Quarters odds haven't been slashed further," says Don Shapiro of Gambling911.com.  "Only four other horses really have an advantage on this type of track."

Those contenders include Dunkirk, Desert Party, Friesan Fire and Nowhere to Hide. 

A swath of moderate rainfall was heading for Churchill Downs by 11 pm CST Friday evening, enough to pretty much ensure the track will be muddy even with no additional rainfall on Saturday provided it's not a bright sun filled day...and that's not happening.

 

Here are all your odds to win the 2009 Kentucky Derby courtesy of Sportsbook.com and subject to change heading into Saturday.

 

 

Advice

 

+2000

Atomic Rain

 

+5000

 

Chocolate Candy

 

+1500

 

Desert Party

 

+1500

 

Dunkirk

 

+400

 

Flying Private

 

+4000

 

Friesan Fire

 

+500

 

General Quarters

 

+2000

 

Hold Me Back

 

+1500

 

I Want Revenge

 

+250

 

Join In The Dance

 

+5000

 

Mine That Bird

 

+5000

 

Mr Hot Stuff

 

+3000

 

Musket Man

 

+2000

 

Nowhere To Hide

 

+5000

 

Papa Clem

 

+2000

 

Pionnerof the Nile

 

+400

 

Regal Ransom

 

+2500

 

Summer Bird

 

+5000

 

West Side Bernie

 

+3000

Carrie Stroup, Gambling911.com Senior Reporter

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