What Are the Payout Odds for Sierra Leone to Win the Kentucky Derby?

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Don Shapiro
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The early payout odds for Sierra Leone to win this year's Kentucky Derby were coming in at 6-1 or a payout of $600 for every $100 bet, keeping in mind that these odds are subject to change, especially the week, hours and even minutes leading up to the big race.  As always, live odds can be found at BetUS.

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Before You bet on Sierra Leone

Winner of the Risen Star Stakes, Sierra Leone had previously finished 2nd at the Remsen, his only other stake race.

While no winner of the Risen Star Stakes has ever gone on to win the Kentucky Derby, two runners who have run in the event have gone on to win the Run for the Roses.

He's trained by Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen.  Despite his success, Asmussen has yet to win a Kentucky Derby.  He's 0-16 having had 24 starters.  Epicenter came the closes in 2022 with a 2nd place finish.

Could this finally be Asmussen's year?

“He’s a wonderful horse,” Asmussen said of Sierra Leone. “I’m very fortunate to have him for the 3-year-old series here (at Fair Grounds). He has run extremely well in the three previous (Derby preps). Hopefully we can get back to the winner’s circle with him on Saturday. Obviously, we like his chances.”

Early Payout Odds to Win the 2024 Kentucky Derby

*How to Read the Odds: +400 means that a $100 bet pays out $400, +2300 means that a $100 bet pays out $2300, and so on.

*All odds courtesy of BetUS as of April 1, 2024.

1     Fierceness         +400
3     Track Phantom         +2300
4     Dornoch         +1000
5     Sierra Leone         +600
6     Hades         +2800
7     Mystik Dan         +2000
9     Hall of Fame         +4000
10     Knightsbridge         +2500
11     Epic Ride         +4000
12     Timberlake         +1800
13     Catching Freedom         +900
14     Conquest Warrior         +1600
15     Honor Marie         +2500
17     Domestic Product         +2000
19     Just Steel         +2500
21     Speak Easy         +3000
22     The Wine Steward         +5000
23     Tuscan Sky         +2500
25     Liberal Arts         +4500
27     Otto the Conqueror         +7500
29     Stronghold         +3300
30     Just A Touch         +3200
31     Deterministic         +1600
32     Agate Road         +4000
34     Forever Young         +1000
35     No More Time         +3000
36     Uncle Heavy         +4000
37     El Grande O         +5000
38     Encino         +2500
43     Endlessly         +2000
49     Common Defense         +3300
50     West Saratoga         +4000
51     T O Password         +2200

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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