Tremendous Kentucky Derby Longshot You Can’t Pass Up
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Without a doubt, online horse betting pundits are pegging this year’s Kentucky Derby as one of, if not the most, wide open event in years. Leading up to the event, sportsbooks are considering three horses as the favorites; Omaha Beach, Roadster and Game Winner. However, we do know that whoever the favorite ends up being, they are likely to face 5-1 odds. Longtime sportsbook fans know that when the favorite is facing 5-1 odds, there is a tremendous Kentucky Derby longshot in store for a lucky bettor. So where does this tremendous lie? Let’s break down some basic info before tackling that question.
2019 Kentucky Derby – Saturday, May 4th
When: Post Time ~ 6:50 pm ET
Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky
Stream: NBC Sports
In recent years, dating all the way back to 2006, we’ve seen some extremely high payouts in years with lowball favoritism. In 2017 a $2 superfecta prediction would’ve netted a whopping $151,949 in winnings. Similarly, a $2 payoff from 2010’s Kentucky Derby would have netted that lucky punter over $200,000 in winnings. And seeing as how online horse betting fans are expecting 13 out of this year’s 20 horses to face 20-1 or higher odds, it’s clear there are some tremendous Kentucky Derby longshot bets to make here. Naturally you can’t put all 13 horses on your exacta, trifecta or superfecta predictions. Therefore it’s important to be efficient with your bets in order to have the best chance to come out on top. Let’s mulch over some of the best picks down below.
Tremendous Kentucky Derby Longshot Bets to Make
Todd Pletcher is one name you undoubtedly want to keep in mind here. Although he’s only won the Derby twice (Super Saver and Always Dreaming) he’s highly regarded in the online horse betting community. This is because Pletcher always brings great talent to these races and has hit the board more often than not. Some memorable finishes in the past include Invisible Ink’s 2nd place run in 2001, where Pletcher’s horse was facing 55-1 odds. Additionally, we saw Bluegrass Cat nail a 2nd place finish in 2006, despite the fact that he was facing 33-1 odds. It’s safe to say that those two horses flew under the radar and ultimately came up big for a lucky few. This time around, some legal betting players are starting to consider Spinoff, who was considered one of Pletcher’s 2-year old prospects last year.
“We’ve always had high hopes for him,” Pletcher told the media in the past. “He had a little setback after the Saratoga Special, and we felt the two-turn race at Tampa was the best starting point to the path moving forward.”
Here are some reasons to consider a longshot bet on Spinoff for the 2019 Kentucky Derby. For starters, Spinoff posted triple-digit numbers in each of the Brisnet Second Call, Late Pace and Speed Rating figures of the Louisiana Derby. Additionally, Spinoff diverted outwardly from post 10, so he delivered those impressive numbers despite covering more ground than the competition. On top of that, Spinoff comes in well rested considering he’s only raced 3 times since August. And while the Louisiana Derby is often overlooked for picking a Kentucky Derby winner, it’s pretty good for looking for some board hitters.