2017 Kentucky Derby Betting Preview PT 3- By A.J. Ryder on April 17, 2017 17:26 GMT
His victory in the Bluegrass showed that he is no slouch because there has been a lot of tough competition thrown into that race. You'll also find that he's come out of virtually nowhere in the ante post markets – previously the best he had done was a second in the Robert B. Lewis and a tame fourth place finish after that in the Sunland Derby.
He looked to have a steady career of allowance optional claimers and overnights ahead of him in California but instead he finds himself a prominent part of the Kentucky Derby trail and he is taking a fair amount of money to boot.
Right now, you can back him at a 16/1 or a 25/1 margin and you can expect that to drop quite a bit as we get closer to the race.
The top points leader in the mix for the Kentucky Derby this year is the talented Louisiana-based runner Girvin, who lines up for owner Brad Grady and Trainer Joe Sharp. He has been out four times in his career and has won all of them except his second race – a second place finish in the Keith Gee Memorial Overnight Stakes after taking a six week freshening following his maiden special weight victory.
He romped home in the Risen Star to really emerge as a key contender on the Derby trail but the fact that he followed that up with a sensational score in the Louisana Derby on April 1st really showed everybody that he is a force to be reckoned with.