The odds makers at William Hill U.S. did not wait for jockey Mike Smith’s choice to install a new 2019 Kentucky Derby favourite.
Exiting the Arkansas Derby, winner Omaha Beach plunged from 10-1 to 7-2, together with William Hill essentially sending the message:” We’re not prepared to risk more with this particular son of War Front regardless of who is at the irons.
Before the last preps, winner of the Florida Derby, Maximum Security and the champion Game Winner, were 5-1 co-favorites. While Maximum Security raised to 9-1, making action on the claimer 27, Ever since that time, Game Winner has stuck in the cost.
The next top options include Smith’s other potential mount, Roadster (6-1), Tacitus (8-1) and Improbable (8-1).
Smith made the choice to ride Omaha Beach, opening up the mount, Following the chances were releases.
Inside of three weeks at 18-1, War of Will stays an interesting proposition before the first Saturday in May. The two-time stakes winner at Fair Grounds endured a moderate injury finishing ninth, but returned Saturday to work a bullet. Where would he be listed with a Louisiana Derby victory?
If Country House could get his own gate issues squared off, 40-1 is not too low to think about a play, possibly, while the Sunland Derby winner Cutting Humor stays at 50-1 even though a record-setting performance in the New Mexico prep.
Sunland runner-up Anothertwistafate, nevertheless, did flatter Cutting Humor when he was defeated as a favorite over the weekend at Keeneland’s Lexington Stakes. Signalman (50-1), Anothertwistafate (60-1), Bodexpress (75-1) and Sueno (100-1) are people still on the board who could use a defection — or three — to make the gate May 4 at Churchill Downs.
A glance at the Kentucky Derby odds of William Hill, below, with the option to go whole screen in the lower right.
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