California Chrome entered Saturday as the big favorite for the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby and will be an even bigger favorite at race time, as money has continued to fly in for the favorite. After entering the day as a 5-2 favorite, California Chrome has now climbed to 2-1.
Behind the favorite are Wicked Strong and Danza, getting 6-1 and 9-1 odds, respectively. Both horses have seen their odds improve as well, as Wicked Strong entered the day with an 8-1 chance at the victory, while Danza was listed at 10-1.
Famed horse owner and trainer Bob Baffert had two horses in the field, but he had to scratch Hoppertunity due to a hoof injury. His only other horse, Chitu, is somewhat of a longshot with 25-1 odds after beginning the day at 20-1.
With less than an hour until the race is set to begin, the full list of odds are as follows (via the official site of the Kentucky Derby):
|5||California Chrome||Victor Espinoza||Art Sherman||2-1|
|20||Wicked Strong||Rajiv Maragh||James Jerkens||6-1|
|4||Danza||Joe Bravo||Todd Pletcher||9-1|
|12||Dance With Fate||Corey Nakatani||Peter Eurton||14-1|
|16||Intense Holiday||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher||14-1|
|6||Samraat||Jose Ortiz||Richard Violette Jr.||15-1|
|19||Ride On Curlin||Calvin Borel||William Gowan||15-1|
|18||Candy Boy||Gary Stevens||John Sadler||16-1|
|10||Wildcat Red||Luis Saez||Jose Garoffalo||16-1|
|1||Vicar's In Trouble||Rosie Napravik||Michael Maker||18-1|
|7||We Miss Artie||Javier Castellano||Todd Pletcher||24-1|
|14||Medal Count||Robby Albarado||Dale Romans||24-1|
|13||Chitu||Martin Garcia||Bob Baffert||25-1|
|3||Uncle Sigh||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||Gary Contessa||27-1|
|8||General a Rod||Joel Rosario||Michael Maker||29-1|
|17||Commanding Curve||Shaun Bridgmohan||Dallas Stewart||34-1|
|15||Tapiture||Ricardo Santana, Jr.||Steven Asmussen||37-1|
|2||Harry's Holiday||Corey Lanerie||Michael Maker||40-1|
|9||Vinceremos||Joseph Rocco, Jr.||Todd Pletcher||48-1|
|11||Hoppertunity||Mike Smith||Bob Baffert||SCR|
|21||Pablo Del Monte||Jeffrey Sanchez||Wesley Ward||SCR|
The race is scheduled to begin at 6:24 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on NBC.