- The Kentucky Derby will take place on May 7, 2022.
- Epicenter is the leader on the odds boards with +400 odds to win it.
- Messier and Taiba, former Bob Baffert colts, both have +650 odds to win.
LOUISVILLE, KY. – The Kentucky Derby is almost here, and that means it’s time to focus on the favorites in the field.
Epicenter, Messier, and Taiba have been dominating the online sportsbooks as the Derby gets closer and closer to reality, and each of them has a strong case for why they will win the 2022 Kentucky Derby.
Kentucky Derby 2022 Odds To Win
- Epicenter +400
- Messier +650
- Taiba +650
- Zandon +800
- Mo Donegal +1000
- White Abarrio +1100
- Charge It +1400
- Smile Happy +1400
- Tiz The Bomb +1600
- Cyberknife +1800
- Early Voting +1800
- Simplification +2000
- Zozos +2000
- Barber Road +2800
- Pioneer Of Medina +3000
- Crown Pride +3300
- In Due Time +4000
- Tawny Port +5000
- Happy Jack +8000
- Summer Is Tomorrow +8000
- Un Ojo +10000
- Ethereal Road +15000
Epicenter, +400 Odds To Win The Kentucky Derby
Epicenter has raced in six races in his career and has either won or placed in five of the six. The only race this was not true of was his first race, in which he finished sixth.
After that first race, he took two months off, and came back with a vengeance, winning two races, finishing second in another, and then winning two more.
Trained by Steve Asmussen, who has won more races than any other trainer in America, Epicenter has the combination of great talent and outstanding training that has often resulted in Derby champions.
Messier, +650 Odds To Win The Kentucky Derby
Messier has never finished below second place in any race he has ever competed in, and in one of those races, he finished second to Taiba, a worthy competitor.
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Speaking of Taiba, both horses are trained by Tim Yakteen, and they’re something of a paired set, finishing first and second in the Santa Anita Derby in early April.
Messier is the far more tested of the two, with six races under his belt, and his consistent record of dominance is nothing to sneeze at.
Taiba, +650 Odds To Win The Kentucky Derby
Taiba is a bit of a mystery as far as the Kentucky Derby betting field goes. He’s only competed in two races, but he’s won both of them.
This includes a win in the Santa Anita Derby over Messier, which made many horse race bettors sit up and take notice.
Taiba and Messier were originally trained by Bob Baffert, but Tim Yakteen took over as Baffert is still dealing with the fallout from the Medina Spirit scandal in the Kentucky Derby last year, and cannot put horses in the Derby this year.
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