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New Favorite Emerges for Kentucky Derby

April 5, 2018
Mendelssohn

Last month we previewed the 2018 Kentucky Derby for the first time this year. In that article we explained how a horse named Bolt d’Oro was the favorite. We have an updated favorite. A horse named Mendelssohn is now the overall favorite. On Saturday the horse won the Grade 2 UAE Derby, the latest success in a three race win streak. At the UAE Derby, Mendelssohn beat the track record and won by 18-1/2 lengths.

Bolt d’Oro is down to the third overall favorite behind Audible. These three horses are considered by many to be the cream of the crop for the 2018 horse racing year. The complete odds are as follows:

Mendelssohn +550

Audible +700

Bolt D’Oro +750

McKinzie +1000

Justify +1200

Good Magic +1600

Magnum Moon +1600

Solomini +2000

Enticed +2000

Flame Away +2000

Noble Indy +2000

Take Charge Tapit +2500

Dak Attack +2500

Promises Fulfilled +2500

Roaring Lion +2800

Analyze It +3300

Montauk +3300

Instilled Regard +3300

Free Drop Billy +3300

Strike Power +3300

Quip +3300

Gronkowski +3300

Nero +4000 

Sporting Chance +4000

Catholic Boy +4000

Firenze Fire +4000

Vino Rosso +5000

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