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Kentucky Derby Betting: Big Brown and Colonel John are Derby Co-Favorites

by Reno Gold on Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Florida Derby winner Big Brown was installed by oddsmakers at online sportsbook Bodoglife.com as 4/1 Kentucky Derby Betting co-favorite for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby after drawing the far outside NO. 20 post position on Wednesday. History hasn’t been kind to the horse with the farthest outside draw. No horse has won the roses starting from the outside since Clyde Van Dusen in 1929. Santa Anita Derby winner Colonel John, also established with 4/1 odds, will be starting from the more favorable 10th position.

Kentucky Derby Betting: Big Brown and Colonel John established at Bodoglife.com as 4/1 favorites to win the roses.  

Grade 2 Louisiana Derby winner Pyro is the only other horse other than Big Brown with single digit odds at 7/1. . Pyro will be starting to the inside of Colonel John in the 9-position. 

Kentucky Derby Betting: Big Brown and Colonel John Derby Co-FavoritesArkansas Derby runner-up Z Fortune odds are next best at 12/1. Arkansas Derby winner Gayego, installed with 15/1 odds will be starting from the 19th position.

[Kentucky Derby Betting:Big Brown (pictured), winner of the Florida Derby is a Kentucky Derby Co-Favorite with Colonel John established with 4/1 odds at Bodoglife.com.] 

Kentucky Derby Betting odds and starting positions

1 Cool Coal Man 50/1

2 Tale of Ekati 25/1

3 Anak Nakal 50/1

4 Court Vision 20/1

5 Eight Belles 14/1

6 Z Fortune 12/1

7 Big Truck 20/1

8 Visionaire 16/1

9 Pyro 7/1

10 Colonel John 4/1

11 Z Humor 50/1

12 Smooth Air 20/1

13 Smooth Air 20/1

14 Bob Black Jack 25/1

15 Monba 20/1

16 Adriano 20/1

17 Denis of Cork 14/1

18 Recapturetheglory 25/1

19 Gayego 25/1

20 Big Brown 4/1

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