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Who is the odds-on favorite to win the Kentucky Derby?

By SI Wire
May 04, 2016

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The 2016 Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday at Churchill Downs at 6:43 p.m. ET. 

Last year’s winner, American Pharoah, became the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the Triple Crown of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.

This year’s favorite is the undefeated Nyquist at 3–1 odds. The top challenger is expected to be Exaggerator, currently given 8–1 odds. Mohaymen and Gun Runner following close behind with 10–1 odds. 

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Below are the current odds for the horses on Wednesday, according to Bovada:

Nyquist: 3–1

Exaggerator: 8–1

Mohaymen: 10–1

Gun Runner: 10–1

Brody’s Cause: 12–1

Destin: 14–1

Mor Spirit: 14–1

Mo Tom: 16–1

Outwork: 20–1

Creator: 20–1

Suddenbreakingnews: 25–1

Whitmore: 25–1

My Man Sam: 25–1

Danzing Candy: 33–1 

Swipe: 33–1 

Lani: 33–1

Shagaf: 40–1

Cherry Wine: 40–1

Gift Box: 40–1

Zulu: 40–1

Majesto: 40–1

Smokey Image: 50–1

Tom’s Ready: 50–1

Aiorforce: 50–1

Cocked and Loaded: 50–1

Trojan Nation: 50–1

Dazzling Gem: 66–1

Greenpointcrusader: 66–1

Adventist: 66–1

Discreetness: 66–1

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