What Vegas thinks of the runners in Saturday's Derby preps

What Vegas thinks of the runners in Saturday's Derby preps
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Saturday brings two Kentucky Derby qualifiers, the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis and the listed El Camino Real. Both offer 10-4-2-1 points to the top four finishers.

They're among the last of the 10-point races, with next weekend's Risen Star (G2) offering 50 points to the winner.

In the tables below, you can see the best odds available from either Caesars Sportsbook at William Hill Nevada or Circa Sports for likely the runners in Saturday's stakes. Although this is hardly a perfect barometer, it offers insight to how bettors are thinking. For horses not listed, the two Las Vegas racebooks could add them later this week.

Sam F. Davis, Tampa Bay Downs

Classic Causeway has six Derby points from his third-place effort in the Breeders' Futurity (G1) and runner-up finish in the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2). Make It Big is 3-for-3 and has 10 Derby points from his Remington Springboard Mile.

HorseTrainerStatusBest Kentucky Derby
futures odds
Classic CausewayBrian LynchProbable  42-1
Golden GliderMark CasseProbable100-1
Make It BigSaffie Joseph Jr.Probable100-1
Howling TimeDale RomansProbable175-1
VolcanicMark CasseProbable175-1
ShipsationalEdward BarkerProbable200-1
Little VicJuan Carlos AvilaProbable225-1
TrademarkVicki OliverProbable250-1
Unpredictable BayAlnaz AliProbable250-1
Speaking ScoutGraham MotionPossible350-1
Kitten MischiefJonathan ThomasProbableNA
Magical MousseJesus CruzPossibleNA

El Camino Real Derby, Golden Gate Fields

Mackinnon has one point from his fourth-place finish in the Sham (G3), where he switched to dirt after five starts on turf. The winner of this race automatically qualifies for the Preakness Stakes, as Rombauer did last year.

HorseTrainerStatusBest Kentucky Derby
futures odds
MackinnonDoug O'NeillProbable100-1
Flying DrummerBob BaffertProbable135-1
BoiseJonathan WongProbableNA
Dr PescadoFelix RondanProbableNA
OptigogoEoin HartyProbableNA
BlackadderBob BaffertProbableNA
C'mon ManBill McLeanProbableNA
Del MoDoug O'NeillProbableNA
Il BellatorJose BautistaProbableNA
UnrapturedTim McCannaProbableNA

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