I Want Revenge, is the 2009 Kentucky Derby favorite with three wins, a second, and four thirds in eight career starts, is two-for-two on dirt. He won the 1 1/16-mile Grade 3 Gotham Stakes last month by 8 ½ lengths and the 1 1/8-mile Grade 1 Wood Memorial, both under 19-year-old jockye Joe Talamo, who'll be riding in his first Derby on Saturday.
Sports and horse book Bodog at Bodoglife.com is listing – I Want Revenge – as a 3/1 (+300) favorite to win the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Pioneerof the Nile, Dunkirk, and Friesen Fire, who's three-for-three this year with a seven-length win in the 1 1/16-mile Grade 2 Louisiana Derby last month, are all listed at 5/1 (+500) to win the Derby on Saturday.
Those top four are followed on the Bodog Kentucky Derby betting board by Papa Clem, winner of the 1 1/8-mile Grade 2 Arkansas Derby three weeks ago, at 12/1; Musket Man, winner of the Illinois Derby (25/1), Regal Ransom 25/1), winner of the UAE Derby in Dubai, Chocolate Candy (12/1), second in the Santa Anita Derby, and Desert Party (12/1); Hold Me Back, winner of the 1 1/8-mile Grade 2 Lane's End Stakes last month, and the runner-up in the Blue Grass, at 15/1.
General Quarters, winner of that 1 1/8-mile Grade 1 Blue Grass at Keeneland three weeks ago, at 25/1; West Side Bernie, who finished second in the Wood by a length and a half at 35/1, Mr. Hot Stuff, who took third in the Santa Anita Derby at 30/1. Summer Bird is at 50/1; Advice, who went from last down the backstretch to first at the wire, at 16/1, in winning the 1 1/16-mile Grade 2 Lexington Stakes two weeks ago, at 30/1; and Flying Private, one-for-10 in his career, and Mine That Bird, with four wins in eight career starts, at 50/1.
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