Handicapping the Kentucky Derby is often a bit of a crapshoot. There are 20 horses in this field, none of which have ever raced a mile and a quarter and none of which have ever run against a field anywhere near this big. That said, there are massive opportunities abound that can't be missed, and that’s where sharp bettors end up getting a big edge on the Kentucky Derby odds.
The Kentucky Derby is just days away, and with that, there's going to be a boatload of prop bets that are available for our horse racing fanatics. Below is a list of just some of the great action on the board with some of our Kentucky Derby picks for props.
Over the course of Kentucky Derby day, Always Dreaming picked up a lot of steam from bettors. He went from being in the midst of a crop of four horses who were lumped together to the favorite to win the race by the time they went to post, and he went from wire-to-wire and didn't have a single ounce of mud kicked onto him on the muddy track of Churchill Downs.
The Preakness Stakes is a race notorious for producing a lot of big time favorites as winners. The winner of the Kentucky Derby often comes to Baltimore and puts down the rest of the field, and that very well might be the case with Always Dreaming on Saturday as well. He's an even money favorite and figures to be odds-on no matter which post he draws on Wednesday, but there are going to be some others to watch for sure in this field of 11.