Medal Count Kentucky Derby Odds: A ‘Turf’ Horse Running on Dirt

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Ean Lamb
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Medal Count Kentucky Derby Odds:  A ‘Turf’ Horse Running on Dirt

Medal Count’s Kentucky Derby odds were at 20-1. Betting online was available from BetOnline, which is offering a 7% rebate on losses and up to $1000 in FREE BETS for qualified users.


Medal Count to date has preferred synthetic and turf tracks over dirt and this could prove to be a problem.

Ahead of Saturday’s Derby, Medal Count was looking good.  He’ll be making his third start in 30 days.  The last horse to do this and win the Kentucky Derby was Charismatic in 1999. 

“The big thing coming out of the Transylvania was he had to get right back into his feed tub, he had to have not lost any weight, and he had to be happy in training and aggressive in what he’s doing,” trainer Dale Romans said. “He came out of [the Blue Grass] just as fresh and happy. He’s one of these horses that the more you do with him, the better he gets. He’s kind of a throwback horse. I think he’s a horse that the more we do, the better he’ll get.”

Following the Transylvania, Medal Count finished a strong second in the Blue Grass.

Medal Count will run from the number 14 post position, which has only yielded two winners since 1930.

California Chrome 5/2
Hoppertunity  6/1

Wicked Strong 8/1

Intense Holiday 11/1

Danza 11/1

Samraat 15/1

Ride On Curlin 15/1

Wildcat Red 15/1

Tapiture 15/1

General A Rod 15/1

Candy Boy 20/1

Dance With Fate  20/1 
Medal Count 20/1

Chitu 20/1

Vicars In Trouble 30/1

Uncle Sigh 30/1
Vinceremos 30/1

Commanding Curve 50/1

Harrys Holiday 50/1

We Miss Artie 50/1

Pablo Del Monte 50/1

- Ean Lamb,

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