Kentucky Derby 150: Opening Odds

The post-position draw for the “Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” was drawn a full week ahead of next Saturday’s 2024 installment of the prestigious race. 

Contributing Author: Frank Taddeo @RespectedMoney on Twitter

Kentucky Derby 150: Opening Odds 

The 150th Run For Roses Is A Wide-Open Race In 2024

The post-position draw for the “Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” was drawn a full week ahead of next Saturday’s 2024 installment of the prestigious race. 

The biggest takeaway from the draw is that it was not favorable for either of the two short morning-line favorites Fierceness (5/2) and Sierra Leone (3-1). The result of the less than ideal positions may result in a wide-open affair that could offer solid investment opportunities for bettors.

Be sure to check back here at FullTime Fantasy on Friday as I will have a full betting breakdown with exotic wagers as my Respected Money formula looks to nail the Kentucky Derby winner for the fourth time in the last five years! 

2024 KENTUCKY DERBY BETTING PROFILES

Fierceness  (5/2)

  • POST NUMBER: No. 17
  • JOCKEY: John Velazquez  / TRAINER: Todd Pletcher
  • RECORD: 5 starts: 31-0-1
  • TOP EQUIBASE SPEED FIGURE: 110
  • RUNNING STYLE: Pace Presser

The most impressive performance of the Florida Derby that I’ve ever seen came from this year’s Triple Crown candidate: Fierceness. He’s the favorite next Saturday and draws a post position that has NEVER won the Derby (17). Watch his epic race below.

 

Sierra Leone (3-1)

  • POST NUMBER: No. 2
  • JOCKEY: Tyler Gaffalione  / TRAINER: Chad Brown
  • RECORD: 4 starts: 3-1-0
  • TOP EQUIBASE SPEED FIGURE: 107
  • RUNNING STYLE: Closer

 

Catching Freedom (8-1)

  • POST NUMBER: No. 4
  • JOCKEY: Flavien Prat  / TRAINER: Brad Cox
  • RECORD: 5 starts: 3-0-1
  • TOP EQUIBASE SPEED FIGURE: 98
  • RUNNING STYLE: Closer

 

Forever Young (10-1)

  • POST NUMBER: No. 11
  • JOCKEY: Ryusei Sakai  / TRAINER:Yoshito Yahagi
  • RECORD: 5 starts: 5-0-0
  • TOP EQUIBASE SPEED FIGURE: n/a
  • RUNNING STYLE: Stalker

 

Just a Touch (10-1)

  • POST NUMBER: No. 8
  • JOCKEY: Florent Geroux  / TRAINER: Brad Cox
  • RECORD: 3 starts:1-2-0
  • TOP EQUIBASE SPEED FIGURE: 105
  • RUNNING STYLE: Stalker

 

Stronghold (20-1)

  • POST NUMBER: No. 18
  • JOCKEY: Antonio Fresu / TRAINER: Phil D’Amato
  • RECORD: 6 starts: 3-3-0
  • TOP EQUIBASE SPEED FIGURE: 99
  • RUNNING STYLE: Stalker

 

Resilience (20-1)

  • POST NUMBER: No. 19
  • JOCKEY: Junior Alvarado / TRAINER: Bill Mott
  • RECORD: 6 starts: 2-1-1
  • TOP EQUIBASE SPEED FIGURE: 103
  • RUNNING STYLE: Stalker

 

Mystik Dan (20-1)

  • POST NUMBER: No. 3
  • JOCKEY: Brian Hernandez Jr.  / TRAINER: Ken McPeek
  • RECORD: 6 starts: 2-1-1
  • TOP EQUIBASE SPEED FIGURE: 110
  • RUNNING STYLE: Stalker

Encino wins Lexington at KEE April 13 2024.

Encino (20-1) — SCRATCHED

  • POST NUMBER: No. 9
  • JOCKEY: XXX  / TRAINER: Brad Cox
  • RECORD: 4starts: 3-1-0
  • TOP EQUIBASE SPEED FIGURE: 108
  • RUNNING STYLE: Pace Presser 

 

Honor Marie (20-1)

  • POST NUMBER: No. 7
  • JOCKEY: Ben Curtis  / TRAINER: D. Whitworth Beckman
  • RECORD: 5 starts: 2-2-0
  • TOP EQUIBASE SPEED FIGURE: 98
  • RUNNING STYLE: Closer

 

Just Steel (20-1)

  • POST NUMBER: No. 6
  • JOCKEY: Keith Asmussen / TRAINER: D. Wayne Lukas
  • RECORD: 11 starts: 2-4-1
  • TOP EQUIBASE SPEED FIGURE: 112
  • RUNNING STYLE: Stalker

 

Track Phantom (20-1)

  • POST NUMBER: No. 12
  • JOCKEY: Joel Rosario / TRAINER: Steve Asmussen
  • RECORD: 7 starts: 3-2-1
  • TOP EQUIBASE SPEED FIGURE: 100
  • RUNNING STYLE: Pacesetter

 

Dornoch (20-1)

  • POST NUMBER: No. 1
  • JOCKEY: Luis Saez  / TRAINER: Danny Gargan
  • RECORD: 6 starts: 3-2-0
  • TOP EQUIBASE SPEED FIGURE: 102
  • RUNNING STYLE: Pace Presser 

 

Endlessly (30-1)

  • POST NUMBER: No. 14
  • JOCKEY: Umberto Rispoli  / TRAINER: Michael McCarthy
  • RECORD: 6 starts: 5-0-0
  • TOP EQUIBASE SPEED FIGURE: 103
  • RUNNING STYLE: Pace Presser 

 

Catalytic (30-1)

  • POST NUMBER: No. 5
  • JOCKEY: Jose Ortiz / TRAINER:.Saffie Joseph Jr.
  • RECORD: 3 starts: 1-2-0
  • TOP EQUIBASE SPEED FIGURE: 90
  • RUNNING STYLE: Pace Presser 

 

Domestic Product (30-1)

  • POST NUMBER: No. 15
  • JOCKEY: Irad Ortiz Jr.  / TRAINER: Chad Brown
  • RECORD: 5 starts: 2-1-0
  • TOP EQUIBASE SPEED FIGURE: 92
  • RUNNING STYLE: Stalker

 

T O Password (30-1)

  • POST NUMBER: No. 10
  • JOCKEY: Kazushi Kimura  / TRAINER: Daisuke Takayanagi
  • RECORD: 2 starts: 2-0-0
  • TOP EQUIBASE SPEED FIGURE: n/a
  • RUNNING STYLE: Pacesetter

 

Grand Mo the First (50-1)

  • POST NUMBER: No. 16
  • JOCKEY: Emisael Jaramillo / TRAINER: Victor Barboza Jr.
  • RECORD: 6 starts: 2-0-4
  • TOP EQUIBASE SPEED FIGURE: 91
  • RUNNING STYLE: Stalker 

 

West Saratoga (50-1)

  • POST NUMBER: No. 13
  • JOCKEY: Jesus Castanon  / TRAINER: Larry Demeritte
  • RECORD: 10 starts: 2-5-1
  • TOP EQUIBASE SPEED FIGURE: 93
  • RUNNING STYLE: Stalker

 

Society Man (50-1)

  • POST NUMBER: No. 20
  • JOCKEY: Frankie Dettori  / TRAINER: Danny Gargan
  • RECORD: 5 starts: 1-1-1
  • TOP EQUIBASE SPEED FIGURE: 99
  • RUNNING STYLE: Closer

***Epic Ride and Mugatu are the two also-eligible entrants each installed with 50-1 morning line odds should they draw.

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