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2020 Kentucky Derby Betting Favorites, Longshots and Prediction

2020 Kentucky Derby Betting Favorites

2020 Kentucky Derby – Horseracing enthusiasts are set to experience the thrill of their lives with the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby. Sixteen horses will take part in the second gem of the US Triple Crown. Originally scheduled as the first race of the Triple Crown every May, the Kentucky Derby was rescheduled to September 5 due to the spread of the coronavirus disease.

The adjustment in race schedule allowed the Belmont Stakes, which was held on June 20, to be the opener of the Triple Crown Series and adjusted the Preakness Stakes (slated on October 3) as the third gem of the prestigious US horseracing triumvirate. The USD2-million event will have no fans on the stands. However, horseracing enthusiasts will watch it live on television via Fox Sports 2 and NBC. Meanwhile, NBCSN and will feature the race via live stream. Online Kentucky Derby betting sites will be a great guide for those bettors who seek to earn a fortune into Stakes race betting.

2020 Kentucky Derby Betting Information

Date: September 5, 2020
Time: 7:01 PM ET
Where: Churchill Downs
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
TV Coverage: Fox Sports 2, NBC Sports

The Race

The Kentucky Derby is an annual Grade 1 racing festival that began in 1875. Dubbed “The Run for the Roses,” the race is considered in the US as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” It was traditionally held on the first Saturday of May but due to the pandemic, it was rescheduled to September 5. The first winner of the derby was Aristides and some notable winners who went on to win the Triple Crown include Sir Barton, Gallant Fox, Omaha, War Admiral, Whirlaway, Count Fleet, Assault, Citation, Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed, American Pharoah and Justify. Last year, Country House emerged victorious after original winner Maximum Security was disqualified for interference.

Betting on Horseracing at the 2020 Kentucky Derby

Eighteen three-year-old colts are initially entered in the 2020 edition of the Kentucky Derby. However, the list is down to 16 after two horses dropped out of the race. First horse to beg off was King Guillermo, who was scratched after missing its scheduled morning gallop on Thursday. It was reported that the three-year-old colt out of Uncle Mo and Slow Sand was scratched due to fever. On Friday, Finnick the Fierce was pulled from the derby after his trainer and co-owner Rey Harnandez disclosed that the horse was not “100 percent” during his morning training. Hernandez added that the son of Dialled In had “a little bit of cough” and will undergo clinical observation to identify the cause of his illness.

Despite the depleted field, the horse betting race remains deep and competitive with Belmont Stakes topnotcher Tiz the Law seeking to capture his second gem and keep his hopes alive for a Triple Crown. The Barclay Tagg-trained colt was given a 3/5 odds to win the race following his convincing victories in his last two starts. The colt out of Constitution and Tizfiz has won six of his seven starts and he will try to make it seven of eight. However, he might have a challenge as he will start at post number 17 which is almost at the far-left area of the television screen.

Tiz the Law will have company in this race courtesy of Honor A.P. and Authentic, who were given a 5/1 and 8/1 chances of winning, respectively. Thousand Words could also pull off a surprise so as Max Player, Enforceable, Storm the Court, Major Fed, Money Moves, South Bend, Mr. Big News, Necker Island, Sole Volante, Attachment Rate, Winning Impression and Ny Traffic.


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