Kentucky Derby Odds – War of Will, Latest Odds, Post Position and Contenders

War Of Will - Photo by Jordan Thomson

War Of Will – Photo by Jordan Thomson

Gary Barber’s War of Will took the early Kentucky Derby trail by storm, easily winning the LeComte Stakes (GIII) and Risen Star Stakes (GII) at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, before a bad break and a bad step caused him to check in a dull ninth in the Louisiana Derby (GII), which was won by By My Standards.

Trainer Mark Casse went over the well-bred son of War Front with a fine-toothed comb following his dismal showing in Louisiana’s most important Kentucky Derby prep, and when no serious issues were found, a decision was made to send the colt on to Louisiville for a start under the Twin Spires in the Run for the Roses. The bay colt has looked the picture of health while training in Kentucky – first at Keeneland and then at Churchill Downs – for the better part of a month and has had more than a few experts take note.

Tyler Gaffalione will ride War of Will, who is currently 20-1 in the early Kentucky Derby wagering.

2019 Kentucky Derby Odds and Post Position

Post Horse Trainer Jockey M / L
1 War of Will Mark E. Casse Tyler Gaffalione 20-1
2 Tax Danny Gargan Junior Alvarado 20-1
3 By My Standards W. Bret Calhoun Gabriel Saez 20-1
4 Gray Magician Peter Miller TBA 50-1
5 Improbable Bob Baffert Irad Ortiz Jr. 6-1
6 Vekoma George Weaver Javier Castellano 20-1
7 Maximum Security Jason Servis Luis Saez 10-1
8 Tacitus William I. Mott Jose Ortiz 10-1
9 Plus Que Parfait Brendan P. Walsh Ricardo Santana Jr. 30-1
10 Cutting Humor Todd A. Pletcher TBA 30-1
11 Haikal Kiaran P. McLaughlin Rajiv Maragh 30-1
12 Omaha Beach Richard E. Mandella Mike Smith 4-1
13 Code of Honor Claude R. McGaughey III John Velazquez 15-1
14 Win Win Win Michael J. Trombetta Julian Pimentel 15-1
15 Master Fencer (JPN) Tsunoda K Julien Leparoux 50-1
16 Game Winner Bob Baffert Joel Rosario 5-1
17 Roadster Bob Baffert Florent Geroux 6-1
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


Note:
 All odds are fixed. Last updated on May, 1st, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

 

 

 

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