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Wide Open Field for Kentucky Derby Provides Upset Opportunities

 Wide Open Field for Kentucky Derby Provides Upset Opportunities

For the very first time in a number of years, the Kentucky Derby doesn’t have a horse as being a consensus pick. Many experts think a few entrants could win the first leg of this Triple Crown, Saturday.

Though Classic Empire is the favorite at 4-1, experts believe a few other horses could capture Saturday’s Kentucky Derby.

Classic Empire has the lowest odds at 4-1, but two other horses, Always Dreaming and McCraken are in 5-1 and it mightn’t surprise many if either one was victorious. Irish War Cry is directly behind them at 6-1.

‘It’s as wide open as we’ve seen in a number of years,’ Trainer Dale Romans told the nevada Sun. ‘You’re going to have some big odds on whoever the favorite is. It could be any horse this race. We do not think this really means it is a bad group of horses, I do believe it’s a level band of horses.’

Favorite for a Reason

With precipitation in the forecast, Classic Empire has an edge according to chances makers because the horse won his maiden race for a track that is sloppy. There wasn’t said to be lot of rain, but sufficient to make the track heavy and keep the pace slow.

The 3-year-old also has an impressive past performance that made him the top pick. He won the Arkansas Derby in April and took two Breeders Cup contests in October and November.

One interesting note, however, Irish War Cry defeated the utmost effective pick when the two met in February. He shall be in the No. 17 Continue reading Wide Open Field for Kentucky Derby Provides Upset Opportunities