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Quality Road Odds of Winning 2009 Kentucky Derby in Doubt

Written by:
Don Shapiro
Published on:
Apr/24/2009
Quality Road Derby Odds

As one of the early favorites to win the 2009 Kentucky Derby with odds of +600 (6/1) at SBG Global, Quality Road showed plenty of promise.  But now his chances of making a Kentucky Derby appearance seem in doubt.

Bloodhorse.com is reporting that Quality Road has developed another quarter-crack, this one on the inside of his right-front hoof, putting his status for the Run for the Roses in question.

"He wasn't sore or anything," said trainer Jimmy Jerkens. "We brought him in to pull his shoes afterward and that's when we noticed it."

Still, Jerkins was optimistic that Quality Road could still make the Derby.  How effective he might be remained the million dollar question for Gambling911.com readers.

 "I saw Quality Road (Thursday) morning and that's when we noticed the crack," McKinlay said. "I did him up with Animalintex (poultice), which draws out the infection. This morning, the crack was very clean. Obviously, he didn't go to the track, so they tubbed him. They'll dry him up and I'll see him later this afternoon.

"It was a straight crack, with no infection. I really don't think it is as serious as the other one (right-hind quarter crack). If we were able to get right on top of it, I'll probably lace it this afternoon. You have to remember that we are dealing with a living organism and it has a mind of its own. There is only so much we can do, and then we hope for the best. I'll know more when I see him this afternoon, and Saturday morning will tell us a lot."

Early odds to win the 2009 Kentucky Derby available at SBG Global

 

I Want Revenge

+350

Dunkirk

+500

Quality Road

+600

Friesan Fire

+600

Pioneer of the Nile

+700

Papa Clem

+1200

Desert Party

+1400

Terrain

+2250

Chocolate Candy

+1400

7020  

Musket Man

+2000

Square Eddie

+2500

General Quarters

+2000

Regal Ransom

+2000

West Side Bernie

+2500

Win Willy

+3000

Hold Me Back

+2000

Mafaaz

+5000

Mine That Bird

+6000

Charitable Man

+5000

Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

 

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