American Pharoah still atop Derby odds


American Pharoah remains the early betting favorite for the Kentucky Derby at 9/2 in wagering odds released this week by Bodog.

Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, the colt makes his final prep for Louisville on Saturday in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park. The son of Pioneerof the Nile is the 1/2 morning line favorite.

The colt made his three-year-old debut in the Rebel Stakes (G2) over the Oaklawn Park main track, taking the field gate to wire and winning by 6 ¼ lengths under jockey Victor Espinoza, who will again be in the saddle.

His main foe will be Far Right, who won the Smarty Jones and Southwest (G3) at Oaklawn Park. The colt is currently listed at betting odds of 40/1 for the Kentucky Derby at Bodog.

The Arkansas Derby is the final Road to the Derby points race. International Star is the leader in the Road to the Derby points standings with 171, followed by Dortmund with 170 and Carpe Diem with 164.

Dortmund is trained by Baffert and is the second choice in early Derby wagering at Bodog at odds of 5/1. The colt is undefeated in six career starts, winning the Santa Anita Derby (G1) in his most recent outing on April 4.

Carpe Diem is the third choice in early Derby wagering at 11/2. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the colt won the Toyota Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland on April 4.

Mubtaahij, who won the UAE Derby (G2) at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, continues to take betting action. Trained by Mike DeKock, the colt is 12/1 at Bodog, good for fourth choice among the top Kentucky Derby contenders.

Odds to Win 2015 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs at Bodog as of April 9:

American Pharoah 9/2
Dortmund 5/1
Carpe Diem 11/2
Mubtaahij 12/1
Materiality 14/1
Firing Line 18/1
Frosted 18/1
Upstart 22/1
Competitive Edge 30/1
Far From Over 30/1
Prospect Park 35/1
One Lucky Dane 40/1
El Kabeir 40/1
Ocean Knight 40/1
Lord Nelson 40/1
Far Right 40/1
Startup Nation 40/1
Bolo 40/1
Madefromlucky 45/1
Itsaknockout 45/1
Maftool 45/1
War Story 45/1
Daredevil 45/1
Ocho Ocho Ocho 45/1
Danzig Moon 45/1
Tencendur 45/1
Imperia 50/1
Conquest Typhoon 50/1
Keen Ice 50/1
West Indian 50/1
Classy Class 50/1
Mr Z 60/1
Frammento 60/1
Tiz Shea D 60/1
Amis Flatter 70/1
Bold Conquest 70/1
The Truth Or Else 80/1

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