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Kentucky Derby - Game Winner tipped to be crowned new 3YO champion

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Kentucky Derby Tips and Betting Predictions
The Kentucky Derby is one of the biggest races in the world. (Getty Images)

Kentucky Derby Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

DateSaturday May 5, 2019
TrackChurchill Downs
StatusGroup 1
ConditionsSet Weights
Prize MoneyUS $3million

The biggest race in the US runs this May and a talented field will line up. The Kentucky Derby is the most exciting two minutes in the sport and knowing which horses to bet on will make it more exciting.

No runner has emerged as an obvious leading contender in 2019, which makes for an even betting market. Punters are getting great odds for some quality thoroughbreds, including Game Winner, which has impressive form.

Kentucky Derby Field, Post & Odds

1War of Will16.00
3By My Standards16.00
4Gray Magician51.00
7Maximum Security9.00
9Plus Que Parfait31.00
10Cutting Humor31.00
13Code of Honor13.00
14Win Win Win13.00
15Master Fencer51.00
16Game Winner5.50
18Long Range Toddy31.00
20Country House31.00

Kentucky Derby Best Bet - Game Winner @ 8.00

The three-year-old hails from the powerful Bob Baffert stable and punters would be silly to not follow his runners. He's a champion trainer and Game Winner has looked good in six race day starts to date.

He scored wins at his first four starts before running second in the Rebel Stakes behind Omaha Beach and then second again behind Roadster in the Santa Anita Derby. Although he was beaten, he's still on the same line of betting as the two aforementioned runners.

That bodes well for this and we're expecting money to come for the son of Kentucky.

Game Winner Kentucky
Game Winner with Joel Rosario aboard runs to victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. (Getty Images)

Kentucky Derby Best Each Way - Roadster @ 8.00

Roadster finished third behind Game Winner in the De Mar Futurity in 2018 but quickly improved to win the Group 1 Santa Anita Derby. It's a great form race and it should give him plenty of confidence going forward.

He's another Baffert-trained runner, so punters should look at the 2019 Kentucky Derby markers very closely. Stable money will come for either Roadster or Game Winner and it could be telling.

Kentucky Derby Best Roughie - Tacitus @ 13.00

William Mott lines up the three-year-old son of Kentucky, which has won his last three starts. He comes into this having scored the Group 2 Wood Memorial and although that's not the same form as the Santa Anita Derby, it was a good win.

13.00 is worth taking and the three-race winner has enough experience and pace to win the Derby.

Best Bet: Game Winner - 8.00 @ bet365
Best Each Way: Roadster - 8.00 @ bet365
Best Roughie: Tacitus - 13.00 @ bet365

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