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2021 Kentucky Derby: Picks, Horseracing Odds and Best Bets

Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
2021 Kentucky Derby Picks Horseracing Odds and Best Bets

2021 Kentucky Derby – 20 Horses will take the track as Kentucky Derby 2021 is all set to take place at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Horse race betting 2021 has never been easier this time, focusing on the odds, picks, and best bets out in advance. Bettors have been able to place their bets on their favorite horses and jockeys based on the latest betting trends. This year is expected to be bigger than the last as it’s the 147th running and the first jewel of the Triple Crown racing. Bettors will be able to place their bets on 14 races with several options and graded stakes. The horses are ready and the jockey is all set to mount at their positions at this epic and anticipated race.

2021 Kentucky Derby Viewing Information

When: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Where: Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky
TV: NBC
Livestream: NBCSports.com

Top Kentucky Derby Favorites 2021

While several names have come up this year there is one that has been sitting at the top of the list. Essential Quality has been one of those top Kentucky Derby Horses that holds a high chance of winning. According to the recent Derby odds, Essential Quality has been working well at took the lead in the Kentucky Derby Workout Parade. Essential Quality managed to cover five furlongs in a span of 1:00 2/5. On the other hand, the Mandaloun has another great shot at this race, especially under the training of Brad Cox.

This colt has recorded back-to-back wins to start his career and was third in Lecomte just before winning the Risen Star at Fair Grounds. Mandaloun has the potential to be one of those tough contenders for Essential Quality. Apart from the two comes in Medina Spirit with +1400, Medina Spirit is expected to come in at the top five in the race. The colt was the runner-up for the San Felipe and the winner for Robert B. Lewis’s first stakes victory. Bob Baffert has been the trainer for Medina Spirit and has been calling the shots. In his last race, he went at 4/5 at the Santa Anita Derby in G1.

2021 Kentucky Derby Odds

Horse Odds
Essential Quality +325
Rock Your World  +450
Known Agenda +700
Hot Rod Charlie +800
Highly Motivated +1000
Medina Spirit +1400
Mandaloun +2200
Midnight Bourbon +2500
Soup and Sandwich +2500
Super Stock  +2500
O Besos   +2800
Dream Shake +4000
Dynamic One +4500
King Fury +4500
Bourbonic +5000
Get Her Number +5000
Helium +5000
Sainthood +5000
Caddo River +6600
Like The King +6600
Hidden Stash +10000

2021 Kentucky Derby Pick

The Kentucky derby betting odds are clearly in favor of Essential Quality to win this race. Essential Quality tops all horses with +325 and the 23.53 percent of making it to the winner’s circle. However, the competition is believed to be tough with other horses like Dynamic One and Medina Spirit. The 147th running of the Run for Roses is all set with excitement as these 20 horses take to the track for the 2021 Kentucky Derby.