With the 2012 Kentucky Derby post draw out of the way, the attention turns to the morning line odds. These are the odds set by the track, which will remain steady until race day. Once the books are open at Churchill Downs, the odds are subject to shift quickly, as action dictates the changes.
Until then, though, the morning line provides a window into which horses are favored, which may be good value bets and which are long-shots.
Here are the morning line odds.
Daddy Long Legs 30-1
Take Charge Indy 15-1
Union Rags 9-2
Rousing Sermon 50-1
Creative Cause 12-1
Daddy Nose Best 15-1
Went The Day Well 20-1
El Padrino 20-1
Done Talking 50-1
I'll Have Another 12-1
It's no surprise to see Bodemeister installed as the favorite, followed quickly by Union Rags. Those two will be starting two gates apart, with Union Rags in the No. 4 gate and Bodemeister in the No. 6 gate. Gemologist will be outside, and holds 6-1 odds. In between Union Rags and Bodemeister is another strong horse in Dullahan, who checks in at 8-1.
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