California Chrome the Current Favorite to Win the 2014 Race

2014 Kentucky Derby

The 2014 Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday, May 3rd with California Chrome listed as the favorite. It could be the California Chrome goes off as the 3-1 or 2-1 favorite for the first race in the Triple Crown. He is currently listed with odds of 2.5-1 at BetPhoenix Racebook.

Here is a look at the current Kentucky Derby odds.

Odds to Win the 2014 Kentucky Derby

  • California Chrome 2.5-1
  • Wicked Strong 5-1
  • Danza 6-1
  • Hoppertunity 6.5-1
  • Samraat 10-1
  • Tapiture 10-1
  • Vicar’s In Trouble 12-1
  • Intense Holiday 12-1
  • Candy Boy 13-1
  • Chitu 14-1
  • Dance With Fate 14-1
  • Ring Weekend 15-1
  • General A Rod 18-1
  • Wildcat Red 18-1
  • Ride On Curlin 18-1
  • Bayern 24-1
  • We Miss Artie 25-1
  • Commanding Curve 25-1
  • Harry’s Holiday 30-1
  • Social Inclusion 30-1
  • Medal Count 30-1
  • Uncle Sigh 35-1
  • Vinceremos 48-1
  • Pablo Del Monte 55-1

Top Contenders

There are four horses listed with single-digit odds with California Chrome at 2.5-1, Wicked Strong at 5-1, Danza at 6-1 and Hoppertunity at 6.5-1. When you talk about contenders it is really California Chrome and then everyone else. The horse is a complete standout when it comes to the 2014 Kentucky Derby. California Chrome has won his last four races by a combined 24 and a quarter lengths. He has already beaten Hoppertunity and if California Chrome runs as he has recently he will be the first favorite to win the Kentucky Derby in the past few years.

Favorites Failure

Even though California Chrome looks really good, it is worth remembering that Kentucky Derby favorites normally flop in the first race of horse racing’s Triple Crown. Going back into history, favorites in the Kentucky Derby have struggled. In the past three decades the favorite has won less than a third of the time. The last five Kentucky Derby favorites have all lost. The last Derby favorite to win was Big Brown in 2008.

Kentucky Derby odds will be continually updated until the field and post positions are announced. The post position draw for the 2014 Kentucky Derby will be held on Wednesday, May 1st.

 
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