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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

HORSES : Kentucky Derby 2012 - Betting Preview

The $2M Kentucky Derby (G1) will take place at Churchill Downs this year on Saturday, May 5.

This year’s field is full of talented horses, each with a legitimate chance to win and today we will take a closer look at top contenders Bodemeister, Dullahan and Union Rags.

Bodemeister defeated several top rivals in his last race, the Arkansas Derby (G1) on April 14. Not only that, but he did so with ease, winning by an incredible 9 ½ lengths. Bodemeister has been looking sharp in his workouts at Churchill Downs and the potential for rain on the big day doesn’t seem to bother him at all. Jockey Mike Smith will retain the mount aboard this son of Empire Maker and will seek his second career Kentucky Derby title.

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Union Rags, too, is a top Kentucky Derby contender. He was dominant as a 2-year-old, winning three of four races. He captured the Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) on Feb. 26 by a 4-length margin. And jockey Julien Leparoux will be looking to redeem their last outing together where the pair got boxed in and unable to finish better than fourth.

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Another standout performer on the Kentucky Derby trail is Dullahan, who really broke out in his final Kentucky Derby prep race. In the Blue Grass Stakes (G1) on April 14, Dullahan showed his excellent rallying ability when he mowed down another top contender to win by 1 ¼ lengths. Dullahan will also have the benefit of veteran jockey Kent Desormeaux, who has already won three Kentucky Derby titles.

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