Kentucky Derby Odds – Maximum Security, Latest Odds and Contenders

Maximum Security

Jockey Abel Cedillo guides Maximum Security to the winner’s circle- Courtesy of Benoit Photo

It’s hard to believe that just 4 ½ months ago, anyone could have had a Kentucky Derby runner for the bargain basement price of $16,000.

Gary and Mary West’s homebred made his first start for a $16,000 claiming price at Gulfstream Park back in December by 9 ¾-lengths and has reeled off three victories since, including the Florida Derby by 3 ½ lengths in his stakes debut, which earned him enough Road to the Derby points to make the starting gate.

The Jason Servis trained-son of New Year’s Day has raised some eyebrows in the way he’s trained, his conditioner choosing to break with traditional gallops on different days that works in favor of his own system involving breezing at the end of long gallops on certain days. Whatever the method, Maximum Security has looked impressive training at his winter base of Palm Meadows.

Maximum Security is currently fourth in the early Kentucky Derby wagering at 8-1. He will have regular rider Luis Saez in the irons on Saturday.

Kentucky Derby Odds

Updated May 03, 2019 12:00 EST .
All odds are fixed odds prices.
Post Horse Trainer Jockey M / L
1 War of Will Mark E. Casse Tyler Gaffalione 15-1
2 Tax Danny Gargan Junior Alvarado 20-1
3 By My Standards W. Bret Calhoun Gabriel Saez 15-1
4 Gray Magician Peter Miller Drayden Van Dyke 50-1
5 Improbable Bob Baffert Irad Ortiz Jr. 5-1
6 Vekoma George Weaver Javier Castellano 15-1
7 Maximum Security Jason Servis Luis Saez 8-1
8 Tacitus William I. Mott Jose Ortiz 8-1
9 Plus Que Parfait Brendan P. Walsh Ricardo Santana Jr. 30-1
10 Cutting Humor Todd A. Pletcher Mike Smith 30-1
11 Haikal Kiaran P. McLaughlin Rajiv Maragh Scratched
12 Omaha Beach Richard E. Mandella Mike Smith Scratched
13 Code of Honor Claude R. McGaughey III John Velazquez 12-1
14 Win Win Win Michael J. Trombetta Julian Pimentel 12-1
15 Master Fencer (JPN) Tsunoda K Julien Leparoux 50-1
16 Game Winner Bob Baffert Joel Rosario 9-2
17 Roadster Bob Baffert Florent Geroux 5-1
18 Long Range Toddy Steven M. Asmussen Jon Court 30-1
19 Spinoff Todd A. Pletcher Manny Franco 30-1
20 Country House William I. Mott Flavien Prat 30-1
AE-21 Bodexpress Gustavo Delgado Chris Landeros 30-1


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