There are no certainties in horse racing, and if a destructive pace unfolds in the 2020 Kentucky Derby, late-running longshots could steal the show.
Some horses are bred to thrive racing 1 1/4 miles. Others are bred to excel as sprinters or milers. A few fall in between.
The post position and morning line odds have been established for the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby.
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When handicapping the Kentucky Derby, it makes sense to ask who’s coming in hot and who’s cooling off. After all, eight of the last ten Derby winners won their final prep.
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The 1 1/8-mile race is for 3-year-olds and is part of the 2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby series with 50-20-10-5 points going to the top four finishers.
The Road to the Kentucky Derby continues on Wednesday with the $300,000 Indiana Derby (G3), a great betting race with 10 talented 3-year-olds in the mix. The 1 1/8-mile race will award 34 Kentucky Derby qualification points to the top four finishers on a 20-8-4-2 basis.
A field of seven will go postward in Saturday’s Unbridled S. at Gulfstream. The competitive contest for 3-year-olds features several stakes-quality runners.
The $300,000 Gotham (G3) will be run Saturday at Aqueduct. The one-turn mile race awards 50-20-10-5 points to the Kentucky Dearby.