2018 Kentucky Derby Betting Preview: Non-Favorites & Bold Picks

Posted by Derrick Harper on May 3, 2018 in

This weekend – the “greatest two minutes in all sports” will take place as the 144th Kentucky Derby is set to race. The race time is set for 5:30 pm CT. The Kentucky Derby is a tradition that takes place the first Saturday in May every year. There are 20 horses slated to run the race, and the winning pool is nearly $2M. The race is the end of a period that’s called the Kentucky Derby Festival. Let’s take a look at our 2018 Kentucky Derby Betting Preview, Bold Picks, Dark Horses, and Non-Favorites that can make you win some money with the best lines on Horse Racing.

2018 Kentucky Derby Betting Preview: Non-Favorites & Bold Picks

Bold Pick

Audible +650 to Win

Our bold pick may not be so bold, but there are other horses with better odds to win this race. This is a Todd Pletcher and Javier Castellano combination. This horse broke maiden back in September and has won four in a row. There is no questioning the ability of Audible to run as fast as any horse in the race. Can Audible to enough to keep it up down the stretch is the $1M question with this horse. We are going to take our chances. Betting Audible at +650 to win is our Bold Pick.

Dark Horse Pick

Good Magic +825 to Win

If you do not like Audible to win, take a look at the Chad Brown/Jose Ortiz combination of Good Magic. Broke maiden back in August, and is a product of Saratoga.

There has been some noise about this horse, and it has picked up steam. Chad Brown has the ability to have horses ready for the big moment, and Good Magic seems to fit that mold. Betting Good Magic at +825 seems like a pretty solid dark horse bet.

Non-Favorite That Can Make You Money

Vino Rosso +950

At +950 do not be surprised if Vino Rosso is a winner. Yet another Todd Pletcher horse that broke maiden in November.

Vino Rosso is looking like a good 2018 Kentucky Derby Betting pick.

Aqueduct was the grounds, with another successful run in Tampa Bay. Horses coming from Aqueduct do not have a great track record at the Kentucky Derby, but weather could make this horse a big-time wildcard.

The favorite to win the 2018 Kentucky Derby is Justify at +180, followed by Mendelssohn and Bolt D’Oro. It should be a great race, and you just never know who will take it down.

There is a look at our bold picks, dark horse pick and non-betting favorite that we like that can make you some money this weekend. We are really excited about the 2018 Kentucky Derby and hope you are too. Best of luck with all your Kentucky Derby betting!