Friday, May 1, 2009

Kentucky Derby 2009 Field

Against a backdrop of injured dropouts, confusing surface switches, weird speed figures, unseasoned horses and shippers from the Middle East, the 135th Kentucky Derby will be run at Churchill Downs tomorrow.

A maximum field of 20 will jump from the starting gate with the morning line favorite, I Want Revenge, pegged at 3-1 and no less than 16 horses posted at double digits and beyond.

In a word, the perfect gambling vehicle to make a score -- if you're lucky.

In the absence of Quality Road and The Pamplemousse, felled by injury, the Derby market is dominated by four horses, none remotely alike: I Want Revenge, Pioneerof the Nile, Dunkirk and Friesan Fire.

The winner is almost certainly in that group. But after that, the sky's the limit.

Horse Jockey Trainer Odds
1 West Side Bernie Stewart Elliott Kelly Breen 30-1
2 Musket Man Eibar Coa Derek Ryan 20-1
3 Mr. Hot Stuff John Velazquez Eoin Harty 30-1
4 Advice Rene Douglas Todd Pletcher 30-1
5 Hold Me Back Kent Desormeaux Bill Mott 15-1
6 Friesan Fire Gabriel Saez Larry Jones 5-1
7 Papa Clem Rafael Bejarano Gary Stute 20-1
8 Mine That Bird Calvin Borel Bennie Woolley 50-1
9 Join in the Dance Chris DeCarlo Todd Pletcher 50-1
10 Regal Ransom Alan Garcia Saeed bin Suroor 30-1
11 Chocolate Candy Mike Smith Jerry Hollendorfer 20-1
12 General Quarters Julien Leparoux Tom McCarthy 20-1
13 I Want Revenge Joe Talamo Jeff Mullins 3-1
14 Atomic Rain Joe Bravo Kelly Breen 50-1
15 Dunkirk Edgar Prado Todd Pletcher 4-1
16 Pioneerof the Nile Garrett Gomez Bob Baffert 4-1
17 Summer Bird Chris Rosier Tim Ice 50-1
18 Nowhere to Hide Shaun Bridgmohan Nick Zito 50-1
19 Desert Party Ramon Dominguez Saeed bin Suroor 15-1
20 Flying Private Robby Albarado D Wayne Lukas 50-1

1Regal Ransom$1,250,000
2 Pioneerof the Nile$1,193,250
3Square Eddie$804,981
4I Want Revenge$774,000
5Papa Clem$760,000
6Desert Party$641,667
7Quality Road$600,000
8General Quarters$595,645
9 Friesan Fire$570,465
10 Musket Man $485,000
11Hold Me Back $438,000
12West Side Bernie$385,160
13Chocolate Candy$370,000
14 Win Willy$230,000
16 Dunkirk$150,000
17Mine That Bird$138,705
18Flying Private$124,000
19Mr. Hot Stuff$114,000
20Summer Bird$100,000
21Join in the Dance$90,000
22Take the Points $85,000
23Atomic Rain$77,500
24Just a Coincidence$75,000
25Flat Out$32,500

1 comment:

  1. Hello Don,

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    -Resounding Glass


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