Kentucky Derby Odds 2016
The next batch of top three-year old colts will chase infamy on Saturday, May 7 when the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby takes place at Churchill Downs in Louisville. The purse in the first leg of the Triple Crown Series, which measures 1 1/4 miles (10 furlongs), is set at $2 million with the winner claiming $1,425,000. The latest Kentucky Derby Odds 2016 from offshore bookmaker Bovada.lv have Nyquist listed as a +333 favorite to win the Run for the Roses.
Nyquist and his trainer, Doug O’Neill (I’ll Have Another – 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner), have much to feel good about heading into the 2016 Kentucky Derby. The colt, a product of Uncle Mo and Seeking Gabrielle, is a veteran of seven races, including four Grade 1 outings, and he won them all.
Nyquist has also shown a propensity for distance (Florida Derby, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile) as well as an ability to navigate a sloppy track. However, some are not as keen on the colt’s chances of foiling the competition at Churchill Downs.
Beyer speed figures (uses final time and track conditions to come up with a speed rating) of 84, 89, 82, 79 and 89 are not especially impressive. Consider that other 2016 Derby contenders Exaggerator, Destin and Danzing Candy have all posted a 100 better figure.
Exaggerator, in particular, is viewed a colt capable of spoiling Nyquist perfect record. The son of Curlin posted 95 or better Beyer figures in all three of his 2016 races and he produced a 103 number in his Santa Anita Derby (1 1/8-miles, Grade 1) victory earlier this month.
Exaggerator, along with Mohaymen, is a second pick to Nyquist at +800 odds. The aforementioned Destin is sixth on Bovada’s list at +1400 odds while Danzing Candy is drawing a +2500 line.
For complete Kentucky Derby Odds 2016 see below.
Kentucky Derby Odds 2016: Horse Racing Odds Provided by Bovada.lv
Gun Runner +1600
Brody’s Cause +1200
Mo Tom +1600
Mor Spirit +1800
Danzing Candy +2500
My Man Sam +2500
Smokey Image +3300
Cherry Wine +4000
Gift Box +4000
Matt King Coal +4000
Dazzling Gem +5000
Tom’s Ready +5000
Cocked and Loaded +5000