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2021 Kentucky Derby Odds, Picks and Preview

2021 Kentucky Derby() @ -()

  • Where: Churchill Downs. Louisville, KY
  • When: May 1, 2021 6:50 pm EST
  • Moneyline:

    2021 Kentucky Derby Best Bets:

    Rock Your World to Win (+475)
    O Besos to Finish Top 5 (+310)
    Rock Your World + Medina Spirit Quinella (+3500)

2021 Kentucky Derby OddsThe 147th running of the Kentucky Derby is on Saturday at 6:50 PM ET.

Essential Quality is a considerable favorite in the outright winners market. There are three more three-year-old thoroughbreds paying less than 10/1 odds to win the 2021 Kentucky Derby.

Those three horses are Rock Your World, Known Agenda and Hot Rod Charlie.

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2021 Kentucky Derby Winner Odds

Let’s dig into the race, starting with the odds and post position for every horse.

*The following chart lists the post position, horse, trainer, jockey and winner odds.

2021 Kentucky Derby Predictions

At Bovada, bettors can wager in parimutuel or ante-post markets. In the sportsbook, bettors can wager on the Derby winner, top 2/3/4/5/10 finish or quinella (top two finishers in any order).

We have a few bets we’re recommending, but we’ll start with the outright winner market.

This year’s Kentucky Derby feels like it’s pretty wide open. Essential Quality has been taking a lot of early action, as he’s 5-0 with wins this year in the G3 Southwest Stakes and G2 Blue Grass Stakes.

However, EQ is a weak favorite that hasn’t looked overly sharp despite being undefeated.

Rock Your World is the other undefeated colt with a 3-0 record. While lightly raced, Rock Your World won the G1 Santa Anita Derby. The colt led the entire race against some tough competition.

Rosario is one of only four jockeys racing on Saturday to have won the Kentucky Derby previously. He has the experience to ensure Rock Your World gets out of the gate quickly.

The question is will the colt be caught when the horses turn for the final stretch.

I think O Besos has a great chance to hit the board (top 4), but I’ll grab the extra place for some added safety. You can bet on O Besos to finish top 4 (+425) if you prefer.

Why O Besos? The additional length of the Kentucky Derby will suit him. The colt hit the board in the G2 Risen Star (4th) and G2 Louisiana Derby (3rd) this year already as well.

If we continue to see improvement out of O Besos, he should make up ground down the final stretch to hit the board. Keep an eye on this horse if you’re betting trifectas and superfectas on Saturday.

Medina Spirit is the only Baffert horse in the Kentucky Derby after Life Is Good suffered an injury.

Baffert has won three of the last six Kentucky Derby races. Medina Spirit has been busy in 2021.

The colt has finishes of 2nd (G3 Shaw), 1st (G3 Robert B. Lewis), 2nd G2 San Felipe) and 2nd (G1 Santa Anita Derby) this year. He’s definitely capable of finishing in first or second place on Saturday.

ScottThis article was written by Scott

Scott is one of the original degenerates working for MobileSportsBetting.com. Although he's most successful betting on NFL football and international soccer, he's also active in UFC and NHL hockey betting.

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