Kentucky Derby 2020 odds: Prices listed for emerging horses

January 15, 2020 01:00pm
Kentucky Derby 2020 odds: Prices listed for emerging horses
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Since the Wynn Las Vegas did away with its Kentucky Derby futures last season, those who follow the boards in Nevada have noticed fewer high-priced offerings and a generally shorter list of horses to play.

But perhaps that’s changing as William Hill U.S. assumes the role of domestic market leader ahead of the 2020 Kentucky Derby.

William Hill’s updated sheet this week includes upwards of 150 interests, most of them between 100-1 and 200-1, with this looking like the right time to get involved if you have a strong opinion on a colt that has yet to tackle the stakes ranks.

Take, for instance, a number of recent maiden and allowance winners bound for the Derby trail:

Mailman Money sits at 110-1 after capturing an off-the-turf Sunday race at Fair Grounds that puts this colt, who shares connections and sire with 2019 Louisiana Derby (G2) winner By My Standards, on course for his own try at that race.

 A day earlier, the flashy Louisiana-bred No Parole made himself 2-for-2 with total margin of victory 27 1/2 lengths. He opened at 100-1 to win the Derby at William Hill.

Caracaro (80-1), Ny Traffic (100-1), Palm Springs (100-1), Kingmeister (100-1) and Violent City (125-1) were each 3-year-old winners on last Saturday’s card at Gulfstream Park. War Stopper (125-1) meanwhile broke his maiden the same afternoon at Aqueduct.

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Maybe they all share high prices for a reason. But if you have an opinion, don’t wait too long to play.

Between last week and this one, for example, the $2 million colt Chestertown plummeted from 125-1 to 40-1, a sign he took money. The Steve Asmussen trainee will look to earn his ticket to stakes in a Saturday allowance at Fair Grounds.

Top choices remained the same this week with Holy Bull (G3)-bound Tiz the Law an 8-1 favorite and multiple stakes winner Independence Hall 10-1. They're followed by the likes of Dennis’ Moment and Maxfield, both at 12-1.

William Hill’s Derby futures can be played at its properties in Nevada. Here’s a full look at the board:

 

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