Ahead of the actual race on Saturday, May 3, bettors can get morning line odds for all horses taking part in the Derby to help decide their wagers. Morning lines are odds set by the track’s handicapper as soon as the race program is released and before bettors place any wagers. These odds aim to predict the final odds of every horse but not the winner.
All horses are arranged according to the post numbers, and you can find their corresponding odds. The numbers shown on the odds usually reveal how much profit bettors can get on their investment. For instance, an odd reflecting as 10-1 implies that for every $1 wager, the bettor will get $10 profit.
Forte, a colt trained by Todd Pletcher, is currently favorite to win the Kentucky Derby. The horse recorded wins in its last five races and revealed opening odds of 3-1. Other potential winners are Tapit Trice, another horse trained by Pletcher, coming at 5-1 morning line odds. At 8-1 odds is Angel of Empire, trained by Brad Cox.
Here’s a full list of the horses, their post position and morning line odds.
|Post||Horse||Morning Line Odds|
|14||Angel of Empire||8-1|
|21 (AE)||Cyclone Mischief||30-1|
|22 (AE)||Mandarin Hero||20-1|
|23 (AE)||King Russell||50-1|