The Kentucky Derby takes place this weekend, which is one of the oldest events for betting on live events. One of the most popular betting markets for horse racing and the Kentucky Derby is wagering on the Win, Place, and Show market. These odds have been released and update for this weekend’s run for the roses.
Let’s take a look at the latest Win, Place, and Show odds for the Kentucky Derby, our picks for outright winner, Win, Place, and Show, and our long shot picks for this weekend’s race.
2021 Kentucky Derby Win, Place, Show Odds
When it comes to betting on the Kentucky Derby, the most popular betting market is “Win, Place, Show”. This is otherwise known as betting on a horse to win, come in second or better, or third or better. Here are the WPS odds for each horse running in the Derby.
|Horse||Win Odds||Place Odds||Show Odds|
|Like The King||+6600||+2500||+1400|
|Hot Rod Charlie||+800||+340||+220|
|Rock Your World||+450||+200||+130|
|Soup And Sandwich||+2500||+1000||+600|
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Kentucky Derby Betting Picks – Essential Quality Favored
With the win, place, or show odds released, here are our betting picks for the Kentucky Derby, including outrights and win, place, or show picks.
Derby Betting Picks – Outright
Betting on a horse to win outright on the Kentucky Derby is still the most popular betting market. Here are our picks.
- Essential Quality (+275)
- Highly Motivated (+1000)
- Hot Rod Charlie (+800)
Win, Place, and Show Picks
A look at our win, place, and show betting picks for the 2021 Kentucky Derby.
- Known Agenda (+220 WPS)
- Hot Rod Charlie (+220 WPS)
- Highly Motivated (+270 WPS)
Long shot bets for the Kentucky Derby
In horse racing, everyone wants to find the long shot to win the Kentucky Derby. Remember this long shot victory?
Mine That Bird at 50:1
Mine That Bird was a +5000 longshot to win the Kentucky Derby, which is one of the biggest longshot wins in the history of the Derby. Will there be another long shot this year?
Here are our long shot picks for the 2021 Kentucky Derby:
- Medina Spirit (+1400)
- Midnight Bourbon (+2200)
Medina Spirit’s price is 14:1, which isn’t a huge longshot but with heavy favorites such as Essential Quality the price of +1400 is worthwhile. Medina Spirit is a sleeper choice to win the Derby because a few of his losses have come by the hand of a horse that is unable to race in the Derby in Life is Good. In addition, Medina Spirit has placed in the top two in each of his races, is trained by Bob Baffert, and has a great record on these types of tracks. He is our top long shot play for this race.
Watch Medina Sprit run, here.