The 146th renewal of the Run For The Roses, known as the Kentucky Derby, will settle on September 5, 2020. It is the first time that the Derby won’t take place as the first leg of the U.S. Triple Crown Series. Every year, the Derby sets the mood for the Triple Crown but has moved to a later date this year because of the COVID- 19 pandemic.
In line with that, the Derby will come as the second segment only this year following the Belmont Stakes, which will take place on June 20. This time, the Derby will feature 20 racehorses at Churchill Downs, including the Belmont achievers and the prep-Derby finishers who saddled up earlier this month.
As the Derby cuts down twenty horses to joust on the dirt track this coming September, the fans and bettors are excited to participate in the betting games. Hence, before the Derby gets down to the main event, let’s get to know the Kentucky Derby contenders this year who got the best odds value to wager.
Garnering around +800 odds value, Nadal tops the current Derby ranking for the upcoming betting games. He is Bob Baffert’s entry to the Derby this year, who clinches undefeated racing achievements since his birth. He took three prep-Derby racing titles, including the San Vicente Stakes, Rebel Stakes, and Arkansas Derby.
Tiz The Law (+1000)
Tiz The Law is a Triple Crown hopeful this year, which will run in the Kentucky Derby. He carries a current odds value of +1000 and takes the second spot in the Derby ranking. After working the Champagne Stakes championship title, Tiz the Law hustled at the Holy Bull Stakes and Florida Derby, where he both ended in the first place.
Dennis Moment (+1200)
Dennis Moment got a +1200 wagering line, which took him to the third spot for the Kentucky Derby odds ranking. He is an entry by Dale Romans, who also wrestled in many stakes races earlier this year. After winning the Iroquois Stakes, this horse placed 8th in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last year and 10th in the Fountain Of Youth Stakes.
Taking the fourth spot in this year’s Derby odds ranking Authentic, who got +1400 wagering lines. He is also one of Baffert’s ace cards in the Triple Crown race, including the Run For The Roses. He recently joined the San Anita Derby and took home second place. Authentic previously competed at Sham Stakes and San Felipe Stakes, where he got both the titles.
Earning +1600 betting odds, Maxfield is in 5th place for the current Kentucky Derby ranking. He is an entry by Brendan P. Walsh, who also tallies an undefeated record since birth. Maxfield won the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity and Matt Winn Stakes, respectively.
Thousand Words (+1600)
Thousand Words share the same wagering line with Maxfield, which is +1600 in the current Derby odds ranking. He is the third entry of Bob Baffert, which had also placed in many notable stakes races earlier this year. Thousand Words was a Robert Lewis Stakes winner, 4th placer in San Felipe Stakes, and 11th placer for the Oaklawn Series.
Sole Volante (+1800)
Sole Volante settles at the seventh spot for the current Derby odds ranking with +1800 wagering lines. He is one of the Triple Crown hopefuls who participated in the most number of stakes races since birth. He was a titleholder for Pulpit Stakes and Sam F. Davis Stakes. He also joined the Tampa Bay Derby and got second place while the third placer in Mucho Macho Man Stakes.
Independence Hall (+2000)
Garnering +2000 betting odds value, Independence Hall is the 8th place for the current Derby ranking. He is Michael J. Tromebetta’s entry to the Derby, who gained significant stakes placements this year. Apart from that, he was a Jerome Stakes winner and a second-place finisher for Sam F. Davis Stakes. His latest achievement was a 5th place finish in the Florida Derby.
Enforceable is an entry by Mark Casse in the upcoming Kentucky Derby, who placed 9th in the current ranking with +2200 wagering lines. Some of his notable achievements that helped him earn this placement are the titles he won during the Lecomte Stakes. Apart from that, he competed at Risen Star Stakes and ended in second place and a fifth-place finish during the Louisiana Derby.
Honor AP (+2200)
Honor AP completes the list of the current Derby odds ranking taking the final spot, which tallies +2200 odds value. He dazzled in the San Felipe Stakes, where he got second place, and his latest achievement was winning the San Anita Derby last June 6, 2020.
Your betting can surely come more gripping with the ten horses listed above who got the strongest betting lines for the upcoming Kentucky Derby. Ensure that you get updated with their odds value so you can give other bettors a hard time running for their money.