Kentucky Derby odds: Betting lines and favorites to win

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

Nyquist stands as the current favorite, with a 3–1 chance to win this year’s Derby. According to the odds, Exaggerator will pose as Nyquist’s toughest challenger on Saturday, as the horse has 8–1 odds to win the race. Mohaymen, Gun Runner and Creator all have 10–1 odds to round out the top five horses, at the moment.

Trojan Nation, Oscar Nominated and Laoban have been given the worst odds out of the 22 horses in Saturday’s race, as they each currently have 50–1 odds to win. 

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Below are the current odds for the horses on Friday, according to the Kentucky Derby’s website:

Nyquist: 3–1

Exaggerator: 8–1

Mohaymen: 10–1

Gun Runner: 10–1

Creator: 10–1

Brody’s Cause: 12–1

Mor Spirit: 12–1

Destin: 15–1

Outwork: 15–1

Danzing Candy: 15–1

Mo Tom: 20–1

Suddenbreakingnews: 20–1

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Whitmore: 20–1

My Man Sam: 20–1

Shagaf: 20–1

Lani: 30–1

Cherry Wine: 30–1

Majesto: 30–1

Tom’s Ready: 30–1

Trojan Nation: 50–1

Oscar Nominated: 50–1

Laoban: 50–1

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American Pharoah won last year's Kentucky Derby en route to winning the Triple Crown. 

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