Game Winner heads 2019 Derby Crop

Gaming website Bovada.LV opened betting this week on many 2-year-olds that may be running in the 2019 Kentucky Derby, and as expected, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Game Winner heads the crop.
The Bob Baffert-trained colt is listed as an 8-1 choice to win the 2019 Kentucky Derby. In fact, Baffert trains three of Bovada’s top five choices.

Instagrand is the second choice at 16-1. The horse, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, took the fall off and did not participate in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.

One interesting entry at 20-1: Coliseum, a Baffert-trained colt who, like Justify, is unraced as a 2-year-old, but word is out that he is another gem that could make a run for the Derby as a 3-year-old.

Baffert’s other horse, Improbable, is also listed at 20-1.

Baffert also trains four other horses on the list: Mucho Gusto (25-1), Roadster (25-1), Tale of the Union (33-1) and Magic On Tap (40-1).

Knicks Go, the surprise 2-year-old who won the Breeders’ Futurity in an upset and turned in an admirable performance as the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up, is 20-1.

The full list:

  • Game Winner                8/1
  • Instagrand                    16/1
  • Coliseum                      20/1
  • Improbable                    20/1
  • Knicks Go                     20/1
  • Rowayton                     20/1
  • Complexity                    25/1
  • Endorsed                      25/1
  • Mucho Gusto                25/1
  • Roadster                       25/1
  • US Navy Cross             25/1
  • Vekoma                        25/1
  • Aurelius Maximus          33/1
  • Cairo Cat                      33/1
  • Call Paul                       33/1
  • Code Of Honor              33/1
  • Dream Maker                33/1
  • Fortin Hill                      33/1
  • Frosted Ice                    33/1
  • Gunmetal Gray              33/1
  • King For A Day              33/1
  • Maximus Mischief          33/1
  • Mucho                          33/1
  • Network Effect              33/1
  • Preamble                      33/1
  • Signalman                    33/1
  • Strike Silver                  33/1
  • Tale of the Union         33/1
  • Dueling                         40/1
  • Epic Dreamer                40/1
  • Magic On Tap               40/1
  • Mind Control                 40/1
  • Nitrous                          40/1
  • Quick Entry                   40/1
  • Royal Marine                 40/1
  • Sombeyay                    40/1
  • Standard Deviation        40/1
  • Trophy Chaser              40/1
  • Tobacco Road               66/1
  • Whiskey Echo               66/1

Peter Lee

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