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2021 Santa Anita Derby: Favorites, Longshots, and Predictions

Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
2021 Santa Anita Derby Favorites, Longshots, and Predictions

2021 Santa Anita Derby – Top-class horseracing action takes center stage with the 2021 edition of the Santa Anita Derby. Nine three-year-old colts battle each other in a 1 1/8-mile (1.810-kilometer) race that is classified as a Grade 1 event. The derby is also known as the West Coast stepping-stone to the Kentucky Derby where the winner gets 100 points. The race will flag off on Saturday, April 3, at the Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. TVG will cover the event live on television and it is streamed live at Santa Anita Park’s official website. Online horseracing betting sites favor Rombauer as the slight favorite in this race due to his victory in the El Camino Real Derby with The Great One, Rock Your World, and Medina Spirit emerging as contenders for the race.

2021 Santa Anita Derby Race Viewing Information

When: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Where: Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California
TV: TVG
Livestream: https://www.santaanita.com/santa-anita-live-stream/

 

Betting on the Horseracing Race at the 2021 Santa Anita Derby

Nine horses are listed as possible entries in the Grade I event. Leading the field is Rombauer, the 2021 El Camino Real Derby winner. The son of Twirling Candy has an assured berth at the Preakness Stakes by winning the El Camino Real Derby but needs to sustain his momentum to likewise gain a spot at the Kentucky Derby. The Great One is another entry to watch out for due to his experience at Santa Anita. He has raced three times on the surface and won once in a one-mile MSW race. Medina Spirit is also another favorite due to his consistent showing in his four appearances.

The Robert B. Lewis Stakes’ top horse has placed first two times and was a runner-up twice. His last three races were held at Santa Anita Park so he and his jockey are familiar with the turf and know when to strike. Another entry that can pull off a big surprise in the Santa Anita Derby is Rock Your World, which is unbeaten in two starts which include the Pasadena Stakes. Other horses lined up for the event include San Felipe Stakes third-placer Dream Shake, Defunded, Roman Centurian, Get Her Number, and Parnelli.

Possible Entries

  1. Medina Spirit
  2. Dream Shake
  3. Defunded
  4. Rombauer*
  5. Roman Centurion
  6. Get Her Number
  7. The Great One
  8. Rock Your World
  9. Parnelli

Legend
* – Favorite

2021 Santa Anita Derby Race Pick

The best sports betting website suggest a tossup between Rombauer, Rock Your World, Medina Spirit, and The Great One. However, the equal capabilities of the entries for this race would generate a big surprise for those who will bet for the longshots. Rombauer’s El Camino Real victory could give him an early advantage for this race but it could get exciting in the end with the likes of Rock Your World and Medina Spirit making their move to contend for first place. The Santa Anita Derby has big Kentucky Derby implications with entry points await the top placers.