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Betting On Kentucky Derby - Sleepers

Posted by Brian Mulligan on 3/27/2012 3:00:48 PM
betting on kentucky derby

There is a great quote attributed to the legendary Josephine Baker and it came when she was told by a musician that he was ashamed because he was a coward when Baker was helping the French Underground. Baker said, “We all wake up at different times”, and now is the time for online Kentucky Derby betting players to search for sleepers.

Most racing fans already have runners like Union Rags, Hansen and Creative Cause on the radar but there are some other players that may make some noise this spring.

A familiar phase in the grandstand at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day is ‘I'll Have Another’ and the horse by that very name could be swimming in his own glory if things go right for him.

This son of Flower Alley has always shown talent as he won his debut in wire-to-wire fashion. He ran well in his next when second in the Grade 2 Best Pal, had a valid excuse of the slop in the Hopeful at Saratoga but came back with a vengeance cashing in the Grade 2 Robert Lewis inching away late with a 96 Beyer.

Trained by Doug O’Neill, this colt has speed but doesn’t need the lead to win. His dam won her lone start and she dropped Those Wer the Days, who was 2nd in his sloppy debut, won routing on the grass in his next, then ended his online sportsbooks career with three straight victories.

The runner has been given time to mature and will make his next start April 7 in the Santa Anita Derby. He is being carefully handled and in recent years, coming to the Kentucky Derby fresh has been a wise concept.

Howe Great is in the right hands of Graham Motion, who sent Animal Kingdom into battle last year and watched him win the Run for the Roses.

He may have another bullet in this son of Hat Trick. The sophomore was dueled into submission in his racing debut, proved he could handle conventional dirt graduating in Philly and he has not been defeated since.

The concern for some is that he has raced solely on grass in his last three but he was so impressive winning the Grade 2 Palm Beach at Gulfstream with a 88 Beyer, that if he shows up in May, he will give a good account of himself.

Owned by Team Valor, who also had Animal Kingdom, the colt looks to be fit enough to run all day long.

Those Alpha Males in the crowd may have a vehicle in a son of Bernardini, Alpha. He is bred to run all day as his pops was a champion that took the Preakness. Also his half brother Numaany, who at a mile and a half, earned over $220,000.

The youngster graduated at the demanding distance of 7 furlongs at first asking. He chased Union Rags home to be second to that runner in the Champagne, was troubled in the BC Juvenile, won a $150,000 stakes at Aqueduct and prevailed in the Grade 3 Withers with a 91 Beyer.

He has trained steadily in Florida since and could be next seen in the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on April 7.

Horse betting enthusiasts have to remember that no matter how strong a runner may look coming to any particular race; you have to prove it, that’s why they run them. And as anybody in this game knows, there are thousands of ways to lose a horse race.

Stay tuned.

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