Hansen Odds 2012 Kentucky Derby Picks: Hansen had a problem holding a fast pace in the G1 Blue Grass Stakes and was tracked down by Dullahan, losing by 1 1/4 lengths as a 6/5 favorite. Hansen will not be the favorite in Saturday’s 2012 Kentucky Derby but is getting respect from odds makers installed at 10/1 Horse Racing Odds. Get Free Horse Racing Picks.
Hansen is trained by Mike Maker who cut his teeth in the business under Hall of Fame trainer D Wayne Lukas. Maker is looking for his first Kentucky Derby winner. Hansen will be beneath one of the best jockey’s in the business in Ramon Dominguez. Top Mounts for Dominguez have included: Havre de Grace, Hansen, Get Stormy, Gio Ponti and Stay Thirsty. Dominguez rode Hansen to the a win in the 2011 Breeders Cup Juvenile. Hansen is owned by Dr. Kendall Hansen & Sky Chai Racing.
Hansen, the 2011 champion two-year-old colt, is a genetic marvel in some respects. Though he is by one of today’s notable sires in Tapit, Hansen is easily the most accomplished performer from a female line that had been virtually dormant for six generations.
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2012 Kentucky Derby Gate and Morning Line
Gate – Jockey, Trainer, Odds
1 Daddy Long Legs, Colm O’Donoghue, Aidan O’Brien, 30/1
2 Optimizer, Jon Court, D. Wayne Lucas 50/1
3 Take Charge Indy, Calvin Borel, Patrick Byrne, 15/1
4 Union Rags, Julien Leparoux, Michael Matz, 9/2
5 Dullahan , Kent Desormeaux, Dale Romans, 8/1
6 Bodemeister, Mike smith, Bob Baffert, 4/1 (FAVORITE)
7 Rousing Sermon, Jose Lezcano, Jerry Hollendorfer 50/1
8 Creative Cause, Joel Rosario, Mike Harrington 12/1
9 Trinniberg, Willie Martinez, Bisnath Parboo, 50/1
10 Daddy Nose Best, Garrett Gomez, Steve Asmussen 15/1
11 Alpha, Rajiv Maragh, Kiaran McLaughlin , 15/1
12 Prospective, Luis Contreras, Mark Casse,30/1
13 Went The Day Well, John Velazquez, H Graham Motion, 20/1
14 Hansen, Ramon Dominguez, Make Maker, 10/1
15 Gemologist, Javier Castellano, Todd Pletcher, 6/1
16 El Padrino, Rafael Bejarano, Todd Pletcher, 20/1
17 Done Talking, Sheldon Russell, Hamilton Smith 50/1
18 Sabercat, Corey Nakatani, Steve Asmussen, 30/1
19 I’ll Have Another, Mario Gutierrez, Doug O’Neil, 12/1
20 Liason, Martin Garcia, Bob Baffert, 50/1