Is It Time To Bet On Authentic To Win the Kentucky Derby?

  • Authentic has the fourth shortest odds at +1200 to win the 2020 Kentucky Derby.
  • The Kentucky Derby will be held on September 5th.
  • Authentic finished behind Honor A.P. at the Santa Anita Derby this past weekend.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Derby is still months away but the field for the biggest event in horse racing has seen some shifts in the past couple of weeks.

One racehorse to consider betting on in the 2020 running of the Kentucky Derby is Authentic who has +1200 odds to win the biggest race in all of horse racing.

The Kentucky Derby usually is the first race in the Triple Crown series but the Covid-19 pandemic forced the rescheduling of races, and for the first time in the sport's history the order of the Triple Crown races was changed.

Triple Crown Races

  • Belmont Stakes - June 20
  • Kentucky Derby - September 5
  • Preakness Stakes - October 3

The changes resulted in the Kentucky Derby being the middle race of the triple crown instead of the first race. The Derby will be held September 5th which still gives horses on the outside looking in at the Kentucky Derby some races to still qualify.

The Santa Anita Derby was the last race Authentic participated in and the second-place finish behind Honor A.P. has to give bettors some confidence in placing a bet on the horse to win in September.

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That was the only second-place finish for Authentic this season but losing to Honor A.P. isn’t a reason to avoid the +1200 odds on Authentic.

Authentic has the fourth shortest odds on the 2020 Kentucky Derby odds board only trailing behind Honor A.P. (+700), Maxfield (+500), and Tiz The Law (+300).

If looking for a long-shot horse to bet on during the Kentucky Derby, now is the time to place a bet on Authentic before the horse’s odds get shorter.

Another reason to consider betting on Authentic to win the Kentucky Derby is that the Colts trainer Bob Baffert has trained the last two Triple Crown winners in American Pharaoh (2015) and Justify (2018). Furthermore, a win at the 2020 Kentucky Derby would put Baffert in a tie with Ben A. Jones for the most Derby wins by a trainer of all time.

Add in the fact that Charlatan will miss the Belmont Stakes and the Kentucky Derby, and this should add the cherry on top for bettors looking to capitalize on Authentic’s odds at online sportsbooks going into the Kentucky Derby.