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Kentucky Derby 2011 Contenders: Odds Still Favor Dialed In Over Uncle Mo

UpdateUncle Mo has been scratched

With the 2011 Kentucky Derby just one day away, we know which horse will be the morning favorite and where the odds stand heading into Saturday at Churchill Downs. While the odds are stable for now, they are subject to change on Saturday based on the amount of action. So while Dialed In is a slightly favored over Uncle Mo, the odds can all change in an instant on Saturday.

According to And Down The Stretch They Come’s Matt Gardner, Kentucky Derby odds can be a fascinating element to watch on Saturday. The betting lines will move throughout the morning due to the sheer volume of wagers for horse racing’s biggest event. But with about an hour to go, the odds should be stable, finally giving us a good idea of which horse will go off as the favorite at Churchill Downs.

Consider the morning line odds the starting point, or guideline, for derby betting. As the windows open, these will be the odds bettors are placing wagers on, but the lines will be fluid throughout the day. While it’s quite unlikely a horse goes from long-shot to favorite, many of the horses near the top of the morning line can move up, down or shuffle around on derby morning.

Here are the latest odds for the 2011 Kentucky Derby. The morning line odds were set shortly after the post position draw on Wednesday afternoon.

Dialed In: 4/1
Uncle Mo: 9/2
Nehro 6/1
Midnight Interlude: 10/1
Archarcharch: 10/1
Soldat: 12/1
Mucho Macho Man: 12/1
Shackleford: 12/1
Pants On Fire: 20/1
Stay Thirsty: 20/1
Twice the Appeal: 20/1
Master of Hounds: 30/1
Animal Kingdom: 30/1
Comma to the Top: 30/1
Derby Kitten: 30/1
Twinspired: 30/1
Brilliant Speed: 30/1
Santiva: 30/1
Decisive Moment: 30/1
Watch Me Go: 50/1

The 2011 Kentucky Derby post time is at 6:24 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, May 7th and SB Nation has everything you need to prepare for it – current Derby odds, contender profiles, field updates and more. You can find all of that and more at our 2011 Kentucky Derby StoryStream. Also, our horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come has two must-read resources for Derby fans: A Beginner’s Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.