Kentucky Derby Prop Bets 2013 – Verrazano The Early Favorite Heading In To 2013 Kentucky Derby


The opening leg of the 2013 Triple Crown is just days away, and while it won’t be until after the post-positions are determined that the final Kentucky Derby odds are released, there is every reason to believe the probable favorite will not change. Verrazano is expected to be the odds on favorite to win the 2013 installment of the Run for the Roses, and its career numbers are a big reason for it. Verrazano is undefeated in four-career starts, and with trainer Todd Pletcher ensuring the horse is in the best possible condition and jockey John Valasquez set to ride, the latest entry from Derrick Smith is poised to follow in the footsteps of its predecessors.

Kentucky DerbyThe Smith family is responsible for a number of quality young horses that have done big things for the owner. From Uncle Mo going undefeated as a two-year old horse to what Hansen did the following year, and then Magnier a year ago, a number of horses from this group have excelled early in their career. Verrzano is the latest horse from this line of quality thoroughbred horses to step in to the sports betting spotlight, and there is no reason to doubt its ability.

A victory at the Wood Memorial was the proof some Kentucky Derby betting players needed to ensure that Verrazano was ready for the bright spotlight, and that may truly be the case. Four-straight wins means that Verrazano is likely to be the morning favorite heading in to the most exciting two minutes in sports, especially considering the horse has improved its time with every passing win. As long as Vasquez is able to navigate a smooth and seamless race there is little doubt that Verrazano will be at or near the front of the pack heading in to the final stretch, so much of what happens from here on out depends on post position and the race day conditions.

Verrazano is the only horse in the field of 20 that has never lost, but the one concern with the horse may be more to do with the stigma that comes with Wood Memorial winners than its own accord. The winner of the Wood Memorial has not gone on to have much success at the Derby over the years, even though they have been listed as favorites by the sites that are looked at on the sportsbook reviews. Depending on whether or not that will factor in to the decision of players to look elsewhere it could be perceived as a negative, but it is nothing that the sportsbooks will pay very much attention to since there is no reason to think it applies to this horse in particular.

With the Kentucky Derby just days away, it’s important to pay close attention to the news and conditions leading up to this weekend’s race. Verrazano will be the favorite to win the race, with post position and racing conditions factoring in to the final betting odds.

For all of the latest Kentucky Derby news and betting odds for this weekend’s race, be sure to check out the best sports betting sites.

139th KENTUCKY DERBY – 2013

Will three separate horses win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes?

Yes (+100)
No (-130)

Winning time of the Kentucky Derby:

Over 2:02.50 (+105)
Under 2:02.50 (-135)

Will a horse win the 2013 Triple Crown?

Yes (+750)
No (-950)


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