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Kentucky Derby Latest Odds - Bodemeister Still Favorite

Written by Andrew Scofield   
Saturday, 05 May 2012 11:02

2012 Kentucky Derby Latest OddsBodemeister, an Arkansas Derby winner trained by Bob Baffert experienced, was installed as 4-1 favorite in the sportsbooks for the traditional Kentucky Derby, the first of three races of the American horse racing's Triple Crown, to be held this Saturday.Join Now to Bet on this Game!

Bodemeister will be ridden by Mike Smith, who guided the exemplary Giacomo to victory in the Kentucky Derby 2005.

The 138 edition of the Derby will be run this year with a full complement of 20 horses, and pony My Adonis on the waiting list to replace a sorry afterthought.

Bodemeister will start from the sixth flap and its main opponent will be Union Rags and rider Julien Leparoux, located on the fourth relay output.

His trainer, Michael Matz, also has a Kentucky Derby in their archives, which he won in 2006 with the historic Barbarian, the horse who stole the hearts of Americans after being sacrificed after breaking a leg in the second race Triple Crown: the Preakness Stakes.

Baffert, three-time winner in Kentucky, has the talent Jock Smith to overcome the lack of experience Bodemeister, a colt 2 years old and just four career starts.

A young foals have not fared well historically in the Kentucky Derby, where the last two years winner was Apollo in 1982.

Bodemeister owner, Ahmed Zayat, said to enjoy the challenge.

"It's discouraging to go against history, a long history. But if it does, it becomes a special horse," Zayat said.

Threatening the favorite figure also copy Gemologist, unbeaten in five races this season and trained by Todd Pletcher. Located in the flap 15 th and 6-1 in the betting, Gemologist will be led by Venezuelan Javier Castilian, who won the Preakness in 2006 and the Breeders Cup 2004.

Pletcher will also be in contention to The Godfather, ranked 16 th and 20-1 in the betting, which will be led by the Peruvian Rafael Bejarano, a consistent winner in the Breeders glasses, but still seeking their first win in a race the Triple Crown.

You can not dismiss Dullahan (8-1), with two wins in five races this year, but ridden by Kent Desormeaux, triple winner in Kentucky and Hall of Fame American horse racing.

The other American riders in this event will be the Dominican Joel Rosario, who is 12-1 Creative Cause, the Ramon Dominguez (Hansen/10-1), the Panamanian Jose Lezcano (Rousing Sermon/50-1), Puerto Ricans John Velázquez (Went The Day Well/20-1) and Willie Martinez (Trinniberg/50-1) and Mexican Mario Gutierrez (I'll Have Another/12-1), Martin Garcia (Liason/50-1) and Luis Contreras (Prospective/30-1).

The Kentucky Derby is run on the track of 1.25 miles from Churchill Downs, and next to the Preakness in Baltimore and the Belmont Stakes in New York form the Triple Crown of American horse racing.

The last horse to win the Triple Crown was Affirmed in 1978.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 May 2012 11:10
 
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