2015 Kentucky Derby Odds: Calculator Now in Mix With Sham Victory

Breeders' Cup Juvenile champ Texas Red is 12-1 in Derby betting. (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

The Peter Miller trained Calculator picked up his first career victory in Saturday’s Sham Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita, which vaulted the colt up to a tie for second in the Road to the Derby points race and his early betting odds for the Run for the Roses have dropped to 20-1.

The colt was 0 for 4 coming into the Sham, but he ran well in a couple of runner up finishes to American Pharoah in the Del Mar Futurity (G1) and Frontrunner (G1). The son of In Summation did not disappoint in the Sham, drawing away to win by 4 ¼ lengths.

Top honors in early Derby betting is shared by Dortmund and American Pharoah, both listed at 10-1 in betting odds released this week at Bovada.

Dortmund is undefeated in three career starts for the Todd Pletcher barn. The son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown created buzz after an impressive maiden score in his debut on Nov. 2 and then followed it up with a sharp win against first level optional claimers in his first start against winners.

His stakes debut came in the Los Alamitos Futurity (G1) on Dec. 20 where he was sent off as the betting favorite and got tested, winning a three-way photo to stay undefeated. He earned 10 Derby points for the victory.

American Pharoah took the Del Mar Futurity and Frontrunner and was set to be the betting favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) until a foot bruise knocked him out of the race. Horseplayers still have faith in the Bob Baffert trainee, as he has remained a solid favorite for the Kentucky Derby.

Texas Red pulled off the upset in the Juvenile and is currently third choice for the Kentucky Derby at 12-1. The lone Juvenile winner to win the Run for the Roses was Street Sense in 2007.

Calculator wins 2015 Sham Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita:


2015 Kentucky Derby odds via Bovada:

Dortmund    10/1

American Pharoah    10/1

Texas Red    12/1

Daredevil    16/1

El Kabeir    16/1

Carpe Diem    16/1

Calculator    20/1

Competitive Edge    20/1

I Spent It    25/1

My Point Exactly    25/1

Startup Nation    25/1

Frosted    25/1

Imperia    25/1

Ocho Ocho Ocho    25/1

Overcontrol    25/1

Zandar    25/1

Conquest Typhoon    33/1

Cozmic One    33/1

Jess’s Dream    33/1

Upstart    33/1

Hootenanny    33/1

Leave The Light On    33/1

Firing Line    33/1

Conquest Tsunami    35/1

Big Trouble    40/1

Dream It Again    40/1

The Great War    40/1

One Lucky Dane    40/1

Souper Colossal    50/1

Prayers And Angles    50/1

Indianaughty    60/1

Prime Engine    60/1

Spring Quality    150/1

Kentucky Derby betting odds courtesy of Bovada.


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