Updated Kentucky Derby Field, Betting Odds

California Chrome, seen here winning the San Felipe, will be the favorite for the Kentucky Derby (Photo credit: © Cheryl Quigley | Dreamstime.com)

The money keeps coming in on California Chrome, who led all Kentucky Derby hopefuls with 150 points and is the 2-1 betting favorite in Derby future betting at Bovada.

Dance With Fate, who won the Toyota Blue Grass (G1) on April 12 will head to Louisville on the first Saturday of May according to his trainer Peter Eurton, who stated shortly after his win at Keeneland that he could skip the Run for the Roses to keep the colt on polytrack and return to turf.

Off the Derby trail is Cairo Prince, who was an early favorite for the Kentucky Derby after his victory in the Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 25. The colt took two months off and was a disappointing fourth in the Florida Derby (G1) as the beaten favorite on March 2.

His connections announced that the colt has an injury to his left front ankle, which was discovered after a workout last Saturday. The colt will be sent to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. for further evaluation.

The colt’s defection opened the door for the Todd Pletcher trained Vinceremos, who is now up to 18th in the points standings.  He ran second in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) but failed to fire in the Toyota Blue Grass where he checked in a badly beaten 14th.

Pletcher now has four horses in the top 20- Danza, Intense Holiday,We Miss Artie, and Vinceremos.

Ride On Curlin rallied for the runner up spot, and went from 23rd in the points standings all the way up to 11th by earning 40 points. The $2 exacta paid a hefty $561.40.

With Ring Weekend out of the Derby poicture Commanding Curve is now in the race. The Dallas Stewart trainee was third in the Louisiana Derby (G2) in his last outing. Sitting on the outside hoping to get in is Pablo Del Monte, who was third in the Toyota Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland in his last start.

Jon White, who is the linesmaker  at Santa Anita Park, released what he would set the odds at if he was doing the morning line for the Derby: California Chrome (5-2), Hoppertunity (8-1), Wicked Strong (8-1), Danza (12-1), Vicar’s in Trouble (12-1), Dance With Fate (15-1), General a Rod (15-1), Samraat (15-1), Tapiture (15-1), Wildcat Red (15-1), Candy Boy (20-1), Intense Holiday (20-1), Medal Count (20-1), Ride On Curlin (20-1), Uncle Sigh (20-1), Chitu (30-1), Harry’s Holiday (30-1), Ring Weekend (30-1), Vinceramos (30-1), We Miss Artie (30-1).


 Kentucky Derby Points Standings, Betting Odds

Rank Horse Trainer Points Non-Restricted Stakes Earnings Derby Odds From Bovada
1 California Chrome Art Sherman 150 $782,250 7-4
2 Vicar’s in Trouble Mike Maker 120 $760,000 10-1
3 Dance With Fate Peter Eurton 108 $600,000 16-1
4 Wicked Strong Jimmy Jerkens 102 $630,000 8-1
5 Samraat Rick Violette Jr. 100 $640,000 20-1
6 Danza Todd Pletcher 100 $620,000 8-1
7 Hoppertunity Bob Baffert 95 $576,000 14-1
8 Intense Holiday Todd Pletcher 93 $527,500 20-1
9 Wildcat Red Jose Garrofalo 90 $610,000 16-1
10 We Miss Artie Todd Pletcher 60 $544,000 33-1
11 Ride on Curlin Billy Gowan 55 $354,387 25-1
12 Chitu Bob Baffert 54 $440,000 25-1
13 Tapiture Steve Asmussen 52 $470,378 20-1
14 General a Rod Mike Maker 40 $240,000 25-1
15 Medal Count Dale Romans 40 $226,500 33-1
16 Candy Boy John Sadler 30 $380,000 25-1
17 Uncle Sigh Gary Contessa 24 $180,000 40-1
18 Vinceremos Todd Pletcher 20 $191,666 n/a
19 Harry’s Holiday Mike Maker 20 $152,622 n/a
20 Commanding Curve Dallas Stewart 20 $140,000 n/a
21 Pablo Del Monte Wesley Ward 20 $102,000
22 Bayern Bob Baffert 20 $100,000
23 Social Inclusion Manny Azpurua 20 $90,000
24 Big Bazinga Katerina Vassilieva 14 $92,149


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