I am going to give you my top 10 Derby horses in two parts; the favorites and the long shots. Odds listed are as of Friday April 20, 2007.
Curlin: With only three start, this horse has dominated the competition by an amazing 12 ¾ lengths at Gulfstream, 5 ¼ lengths at the Rebel and 10 ½ in the Arkansas Derby. Coming in with 5-1 odds, this horse is certainly a favorite. Odds: 5-1.
Street Sense: With Churchill Downs being his home track, I predict that this horse, who won the Breeders Cup last year by 10 lengths, will perform admiralty on May 5th as well. Odds: 6-1.
Circular Quay: While it would have been nice to see this horse at the Wood Memorial, I like this horses spirit and think that if he can avoid traffic problems, he will be in contention. Odds: 8-1.
Nobiz Like Shobiz: This horse showed what he was made of at the Woods Memorial. After being back by 3 ¼ lengths to Any Given Saturday, he came back to win by a half a length. Odds: 8-1.
Any Given Saturday: After a disappointing finish in the Wood, it may spur this horse on to victory at the Derby. It may also help that Garrett Gomez will be the jockey replacing John Velazquez who will ride Circular Quay. Odds: 10-1.
Scat Daddy: This is my favorite for the wild card amongst the favorites. He has a terrific record and with the combination of Pletcher and Prado, he has a lot going for him. If he can capture the magic of the Fountain of youth and the Florida Derby, he could just scat right in to win. Odds: 10-1.
Of the favorites, my prediction; Scat Daddy.