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In about two weeks time, the 145th edition of the Run for the Roses which is the Kentucky Derby will kick-off the grandest season. This will take place in the Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky on May 04, 2019. The Kentucky Derby is known to be attended by three-year-old thoroughbred racers which will be competing in the Grade 1 Stakes category. According to some experts, this year’s edition of the Kentucky Derby will be graced by the most competitive horse racers across the country.
While we are only a few days away from the Fastest Two Minutes In Sports race, the latest standings have been out this week for the names of the favorites to win the Kentucky Derby crown. By the way, the Kentucky Derby is the first major leg of the Triple Crown Series followed by Preakness Stakes and ended by Belmont Stakes. The winner of the Kentucky Derby will serve as the favorite bet to win the Triple Crown this year and might probably get the most number of odds in Preakness and Belmont.
That said, let us take a look to the latest Kentucky Derby contenders who will surely show off incredible running speed and performance in the dirt track of Downs. Take a look at to this list as there is a huge shift of last week’s prediction and might influence you to change your bet. Here are they to get you started.
1. Omaha Beach (War Front)
Surprisingly, Omaha Beach edges other strong racers like Game Winner as he takes the lead to the best entry who will run for the Kentucky Derby. In his recent performance, Omaha Beach had won the Rebel Stakes earning around $750,000 in the Grade 2 Stakes. He edged Game Winner which only placed second which was the early bet for the Kentucky Derby. With the given performance in Rebel, Omaha Beach had overtaken other top names in the latest prediction and might surely be a winner in the Run For The Roses.
2. Roadster (Quality Road)
Coming off the second spot of recent picks for the Kentucky Derby is Roadster. He is Bob Baffert’s entry who had triumphantly won in Grade 1 Stakes when he ran in Santa Anita Derby. Rode by a Hall of Famer jockey Mike Smith, Roadster earned a 3-1 bet choice which leads him to run for Kentucky. He is seen to be another horse racer which will ultimately challenge each entry no matter how strong and prepared they are.
3. Game Winner (Candy Ride)
Another Bob Baffert’s entry who has been on the first place every time there are latest predictions has fallen off to the third spot this week. This is because of his placement in the Rebel Stakes and his tying position with Roadster in Santa Anita. Although he placed third, a lot of bettors are still considering him to be one of the Kentucky Derby’s superstar in the next two weeks.
4. Improbable (Zip City)
An entry who came quite but surprised every horse racing fans is Improbable. His trainers and jockeys underwent a very emphatic decision when Bob Baffert believed that it’s time for Improbable to run this year. Having that said, the decision to let him run in the Arkansas Derby in which he placed second. His stunning performance in the Arkansas Derby has earned him enough points to take part in the Kentucky Derby showdown.
5. Tacitus (Tapit)
Placing first in the Wood Memorial Grade 2 Stakes racing showdown, Tacitus has made it to the top list of latest winner predictions for the Kentucky Derby. With his winnings in Wood Memorial, he cemented a great legacy and a bragging right to be one of the toughest contenders to beat in Churchill Downs. He also won in the Tampa Derby which had made him earned incredible racing points. Surely, Tacitus is another horse race entry to beat.
6. War Of Will (War Front)
A horse racer who placed 9th in the Louisiana Derby is also on our prediction list of winners this week. He is the son of Sire War Front who recently won also in Risen Star Stakes and Lecomte Stakes. He also finished competitively in the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Turf earning him an excellent racing score to be able to make an entry in the Kentucky Derby.
7. Maximum Security (New Year’s Day)
Earning the first place in the Florida Stakes, Maximum Security remains undefeated in the said racing show which gains 100 racing points to finally punch an entry to this year’s Kentucky Derby. This is his 4th consecutive win and according to some horse racing experts, he will be a threat once he joins the Run for the Roses. Although his won in Florida Stakes entails the smallest margin, his ability to run and show off an incredible racing performance in the Kentucky Derby is something that a lot of bettors are looking forward.