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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Kentucky Derby 2011 - Wide Open Field

This year's Kentucky Derby is wide open. No clear favorite has risen to the forefront; indeed, it has been a rocky road to the Kentucky Derby for even the top contenders.

Can UNCLE MO Get Back Into Form?

Capable of blowing away fields when at his best, Uncle Mo was heralded as the early Kentucky Derby favorite after his superb 2-year-old campaign. But after being defeated by two rivals in his final prep race before the Kentucky Derby and being diagnosed with a G.I. infection, questions remain as to whether Uncle Mo can bounce back in time to win.

Uncle Mo is trained by Todd Pletcher, who won the Kentucky Derby last year. Find Kentucky Derby odds on Uncle Mo at the Bodog Racebook. Current odds 4/1.

Has DIALED IN Had enough Racing?

The current lukewarm race favorite, Dialed In has delivered consistent performances throughout his Kentucky Derby campaign: His two graded stakes wins (the Holy Bull Stakes and the Florida Derby) were solid. He also has the benefit of trainer Nick Zito, who is a two-time Kentucky Derby winner.

But Dialed In has only raced four times in 2011 and never in a field as crowded as what he will face in the Derby. Make your 2011 Kentucky Derby bet on Dialed In with Bodog. Current odds 4/1

WILL COMMA TO THE TOP Continue his improvement?

A rich win in the CashCall Futurity at the end of 2010 all but guaranteeing a Kentucky Derby berth, Comma to the Top was riding high into 2011. But a series of disappointing performances in 2011 had his connections considering withdrawing him from contention.

In April, Comma to the Top rebounded nicely in his final Kentucky Derby prep with a strong runner-up performance, causing his connections to recommit to the Derby.

He's a roughie - but a good priced outsider. Make your online horse racing wager on Comma to the Top with Bodog! Current Odds 30/1

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