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2020 Kentucky Derby Current Odds Ranking After Tampa Bay Derby

March 17, 2020
2020 Kentucky Derby Odds

The stakes are high in this year’s edition of the Kentucky Derby that will take place on May 2, 2020, at Churchill Downs, Kentucky. After Maximum Security was disqualified last year due to a serious violation, the Derby tries to go back on top to regain the legacy it earned for many years. Also, a lot of horse racing fans are looking forward to seeing a Triple Crown finisher this year.

In line with that, the road to the Kentucky Derby started during the previous months. Do know that when a racehorse bids to run in the Derby, he does not qualify automatically. The horse must earn Derby qualifying points by participating in some Derby prep-races. Few horses gained their automatic berth in the Run For The Roses; however, other entries are still hustling hard.

On March 7, 2020, the Tampa Bay Derby, which is one of the biggest Derby-prep races, has successfully taken place. After the winner and the placers was announced, the ranking of the possible Derby entrants is a bit shaken, and other contenders are falling out of place. That said, let us see the current Kentucky Derby picks at TVG after the recently concluded Tampa Bay Derby.

King Guillermo

After winning the Grade 2 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, King Guillermo has earned 50-Kentucky Derby points and hailed as the newest Derby toughest contender. He is trained by Juan Avila and ridden by his jockey, Samy Camacho. King Guillermo has shown an impressive performance at Tampa Bay and allows him to earn the strongest odds value.

This horse has not experienced a lot when it comes to running on the dirt track. Aside from that, he ran only once in turf and sprint racing games. The only reason why King Guillermo was able to make it to Tampa Bay Derby is the great connection he has with his jockey and the consistent running speed he exerted during the competition.

Sole Volante

Almost losing his Kentucky Derby ranking momentum, Sole Volante comes back big after earning the second place during the Tampa Bay Derby. Earlier this year, his odds ranking was quite impressive after winning the Sam F. Davis Stakes last February 8, 2020.

After that, he had not taken part in other Derby prep-races, which descends his ranking. On March 7, Sole Volante competed excellently with King Guillermo at Tampa Bay but fell short. Although he is only the second-best for this racing event, he is securing a Kentucky Derby point that might help him earn a sure entry to Churchill Downs.

Texas Swing

A new entry to the 2020 Kentucky Derby ranking is Texas Swing. He took home the third prize during the Tampa Bay Derby just a little ahead of Relentless Dancer. During the backstretch, Texas Swing slowed down, which allowed other racehorses to inch him but remained a consistent speed to earn the 2nd runner up placement.

Relentless Dancer

Almost a length ahead of Texas Swing but fell short, Relentless took home the fourth place in the recently concluded Tampa Bay Derby. He is the current title holder for Louisiana Legacy Stakes that took place last year. Last February 1, 2020, he competed in the Holy Bull Stakes but ended only in fourth place, the same placement he got in Tampa Bay.

Chance It

Chance It was trained by Saffie A. Joseph with a specialty in Turf Sprint. The speed he has is amenable to win the Tampa Derby but was not able to showcase a starting speed at the beginning of the game. Although he was able to perform well, he couldn’t earn speed in the middle of the giving, which only allowed him to finish in fifth place.

Market Analysis

Market Analysis was out in the 2020 Kentucky Derby ranking in the previous weeks. He has quite an impressive ranking last month after accomplishing a Maiden Special Weight. Since he had not taken part in some Derby-prep races, other race horses had left him behind. Now that he ended in the sixth place in the Tampa Bay Derby, he’s back on track and now part of the current Derby ranking.

Spa City

Spa City was not even part of the Derby ranking since the start of the hype of this horse racing event. Although he won several Maiden Special Weight races, these accomplishments were not enough to get ranked. However, upon joining the Tampa Bay Derby and placing in eight spots, he’s now gaining traction ahead of the Derby trail.


In the next seven weeks, the Kentucky Derby will try to bounce back big after the major controversy they faced last year. They will feature a new set of all three-year-old racehorses that will saddle in a one ΒΌ mile dirt track. Along with that, the Derby prep-races are keys to secure an automatic berth in the Run For The Roses. With the recently concluded Tampa Bay Derby, the racehorses listed above are now in the lead for the Derby odds ranking.