Magnum Moon Impresses In Final Kentucky Derby Prep Race

AThe field for the 2018 Kentucky Derby online betting favorites has finally been set.  Magnum Moon having won the Arkansas Derby set himself up as a potential betting favorites to win the Derby.

Magnum moon, trained by Todd Pletcher didn’t race as a two-year-old.  Rather, Magnum Moon has won all four races he has been entered in.   With the 100 Kentucky Derby-qualifying points earned on Saturday, tops the leaderboard with 150.

This Kentucky Derby betting favorite will be trying to become the fourth winner of the Rebel and Arkansas Derby to win the Kentucky Derby. This has been achieved by Sunny’s Halo (1983), Smarty Jones (2004) and American Pharoah (2015).

“It’s very difficult to do what he’s done since Jan. 13, break his maiden, to now be 4 for 4 and win the Rebel and Arkansas Derby and be a Grade 1 winner in his fourth start,” Pletcher said Saturday night. “It’s a real tribute to the horse’s talent.”

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Pletcher said he plans to fly Magnum Moon to Kentucky on April 23, which will give the horse eight days to get used to the track.

In addition to Magnum Moon, Pletcher has three other horses in the top five in qualifying. Florida Derby winner Audible is third (110 points).  Louisiana Derby winner Noble Indy is fourth (110).  Wood Memorial winner Vino Rosso is fifth (107).

“It would be hard to imagine that we could have a much better last month, but we’re just very fortunate and thankful and hope they can continue to train well and stay healthy through the Derby,” Pletcher said.

Also, Pletcher won his first Kentucky Derby as a trainer with Super Saver in 2010. He won his second in 2017 with Always Dreaming. He will be win it for the third time and second year in a row this year.

April 19, 2018 by : Posted in favorites No Comments

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