Of 198 horses, who still carries value for the Kentucky Derby?

Of 198 horses, who still carries value for the Kentucky Derby?

Nearly 200 horses are left on the boards in the Kentucky Derby futures in Nevada. But how many really have a chance to win May 1?

Based simply on their current odds, 17 are best-priced shorter than 50-1.

  7-1 Life Is Good

10-1 Essential Quality

11-1 Greatest Honour

12-1 Concert Tour

15-1 Caddo River

20-1 Dream Shake, Prevalence

27-1 Mandaloun, The Great One

28-1 Keepmeinmind

30-1 Hot Rod Charlie

35-1 Highly Motivated

40-1 Medina Spirit, Risk Taking

45-1 Bezos, Rock Your World, Roman Centurian

Another 19 are shorter than 100-1.

50-1 Fire At Will, Jackie’s Warrior

55-1 Prime Factor, Proxy, Señor Buscador

60-1 Freedom Fighter, Midnight Bourbon

65-1 Collaborate, Ghazaaly

70-1 Candy Man Rocket, Classier, Dynamic One, Lemon Pop

75-1 Crowded Trade, Hozier

80-1 Amount, Capo Kane, Prate

90-1 Olympiad

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The consensus favorite Life Is Good (7-1) fired a bullet work Sunday, his second this month for trainer Bob Baffert. If he wins next month in the San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita, his current odds will look like a value play.

Essential Quality (10-1) and Greatest Honour (11-1), likely favorites Saturday in their Derby points preps, also are poised to see their odds shorten more — if they win.

For bettors looking for something more, opportunities are fading. With win-and-you’re-in qualifiers already under way, the number of available places in the starting gate will dwindle. So, too, will the list of long shots at Las Vegas racebooks.

While 47 names were removed in the past week, one horse was added to the Nevada futures.

Nicky the Vest (75-1 William Hill). Finally, Runhappy’s progeny are starting to live up to all the hype of their TV commercials. Sold as a yearling for $110,000 to Robert LaPenta, this colt is 2-for-2, winning a pair of one-turn miles against New York state-breds this winter at Aqueduct. The most recent was an 11 3/4-length score last weekend as the 11-10 favorite in the black-type Gander Stakes. Kendrick Carmouche rode Nicky the Vest forward early each time for trainer Jonathan Thomas, who said next month’s Gotham (G3), a Derby points prep, is under consideration.

Here are the 198 horses still listed at Circa Sports and William Hill Nevada with their Kentucky Derby odds:

Circa   WH

200-1          Affable

110-1          Alain Barows

         200-1 Al Heybay

250-1          Alexander Valley

         250-1 All Mo

350-1 250-1 Ambivalent

200-1          American Admiral

  80-1  50-1 Amount

         300-1 Ampersand

         225-1 Angkor

150-1          Arabian Prince

200-1          Ascot Storm

         350-1 Awesome Gerry

125-1          Barraza

250-1          Beep Beep

         250-1 Belafonte

  45-1  20-1 Bezos

250-1          Big Daddy Dave

250-1          Big Thorn

         200-1 Bob’s Edge

350-1 175-1 Boca Boy

         200-1 Bold Minister

200-1          Bracken

         175-1 Breeze On By

150-1          Broadway

200-1  45-1 Brooklyn Strong

         175-1 By George

  15-1  15-1 Caddo River

300-1          Cajun Commander

         250-1 Camp Hope

  70-1  30-1 Candy Man Rocket

  80-1  65-1 Capo Kane

200-1          Carillo

250-1 175-1 Cazadero

  70-1  25-1 Classier

  65-1          Collaborate

  12-1  10-1 Concert Tour

300-1          Cousin Larry

100-1          Cowan

  75-1          Crowded Trade

100-1 125-1 Defeater

150-1          Democracy

300-1          Democrat

250-1 150-1 Donegal Bay

125-1  80-1 Drain the Clock

200-1  50-1 Dr. Schivel

300-1          Dreamer’s Disease

  20-1  20-1 Dream Shake

150-1          Du Jour

  70-1          Dynamic One

400-1 120-1 Eagle Orb

300-1 150-1 Editor in Chief

  10-1    7-1 Essential Quality

         150-1 Ethical Judgement

         250-1 Excellent Timing

200-1 175-1 Fenway

300-1          Find New Roads

  45-1   50-1 Fire At Will

300-1 200-1 Founder

175-1          Found My Ball

  60-1   50-1 Freedom Fighter

300-1 250-1 Gagetown

175-1          Game Day Play

300-1          Garoppolo

100-1 175-1 Get Her Number

  65-1          Ghazaaly

300-1          Golden Pal

  11-1  10-1 Greatest Honour

300-1          Herd Immunity

150-1 100-1 Hidden Stash

  35-1  30-1 Highly Motivated

300-1 150-1 Hold the Salsa

  27-1  30-1 Hot Rod Charlie

  75-1  75-1 Hozier

300-1          Huntsinger

         175-1 Hyperfocus

         300-1 It Can Be Done

  50-1  40-1 Jackie’s Warrior

175-1          Jaxon Traveler

400-1          Jirafales

350-1          Joe Frazier

350-1          Kahuna Magic

  28-1  28-1 Keepmeinmind

300-1 250-1 Kenny Had a Notion

         200-1 King Fury

150-1  40-1 Known Agenda

         200-1 Kwist

200-1  65-1 Lamutanaatty

           70-1 Lemon Pop

250-1          Lidstrom

    7-1    7-1 Life Is Good

400-1 250-1 Likeable

350-1          Lord Of War

175-1          Lucky Law

  27-1  22-1 Mandaloun

200-1          Manor House

300-1          Martini Blu

  40-1  16-1 Medina Spirit

  60-1  45-1 Midnight Bourbon

400-1          Millean

350-1          Moonlite Strike

110-1          Mouheeb

150-1          Mr. Impossible

         100-1 My Man Bags

150-1          Never Surprised

200-1 225-1 Next

         100-1 Nicky the Vest

200-1          No Cents

150-1 100-1 Nova Rags

300-1          Number One Dude

125-1          O Besos

  90-1  50-1 Olympiad

350-1          Original

300-1          Outadore

200-1 150-1 Outasite

200-1   75-1 Overtook

200-1          Papetu

300-1 150-1 Parnelli

300-1          Petruchio

300-1 250-1 Pickin’ Time

300-1          Pico d’Oro

         250-1 Poppy’s Pride

  80-1  50-1 Prate

300-1          Pregame

  20-1  15-1 Prevalence

  55-1  25-1 Prime Factor

         175-1 Prisoner

         125-1 Promise Keeper

  55-1  50-1 Proxy

350-1 225-1 Quick Tempo

250-1 200-1 Real Talk

100-1          Rebel’s Romance

200-1   32-1 Red Flag

100-1   75-1 Reinvestment Risk

200-1          Restored Order

200-1 200-1 Return the Ring

400-1 200-1 Ricochet

400-1          Rightandjust

  40-1  25-1 Risk Taking

250-1          Rock Sugar

  45-1          Rock Your World

         200-1 Roderick

  45-1  30-1 Roman Centurian

100-1  75-1 Rombauer

350-1          Royal Number

125-1          Run Classic

         250-1 Run Snappy

300-1 250-1 Runway Magic

         250-1 Saffa’s Day

250-1 200-1 Santa Cruiser

175-1  50-1 Savile Row

250-1          Scarlet Fusion

250-1 200-1 Scarred

         350-1 Seazan

         300-1 Seminole Beach

  55-1  40-1 Señor Buscador

400-1          Sermononthemount

200-1          Shackqueenking

300-1          Simovitch

200-1 100-1 Sittin On Go

         175-1 Slashing

250-1          Slumber Party

200-1 125-1 Smiley Sobotka

         200-1 Sonic Brees

         250-1 Sound The Charge

150-1  65-1 Speaker’s Corner

140-1  75-1 Spielberg

175-1 150-1 Stage Raider

150-1 250-1 Starrininmydreams

300-1 175-1 Stayin’ Out Late

200-1 125-1 Super Stock

100-1 100-1 Swiftsure

225-1 200-1 Swill

         225-1 Swot Analysis

         250-1 Tacoflavoredkisses

100-1 125-1 Tarantino

150-1  90-1 Team Merchants

200-1  75-1 Ten For Ten

125-1 175-1 The Chosen Vron

  27-1  22-1 The Great One

200-1 150-1 Therideofalifetime

         350-1 Tiz Mandate

175-1 150-1 Twilight Blue

         250-1 Ultimate Badger

         200-1 Upstriker

         150-1 Va Va Vegas

325-1          Vequist

175-1  50-1 Vittorio

         250-1 Waist Deep

         200-1 Warrior’s Pride

         200-1 Weyburn

250-1 200-1 What’s Up Surfer

225-1 200-1 Whiskey Double

300-1 350-1 Willy Boi

250-1 150-1 Wipe the Slate

         250-1 Witsel

250-1 200-1 Work Out

         250-1 Xtreme Mayhem

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