Kentucky Derby 2024 Betting Guide And Churchill Downs Best Bets

The 150th Run for the Roses has arrived, and the Kentucky Derby 2024 day card is the biggest betting day of the year thus far in 2024. I added another Kentucky Derby betting guide to my coverage in Forbes, which also includes the 150th Kentucky Derby odds and top win contenders, including Fierceness as the opening parimutuel odds favorite.

The Kentucky Derby 2024 betting guide includes more detailed analysis on the Kentucky Derby from Horse Racing Nation’s Super Screener, along with four other big stakes races Saturday, May 4 at Churchill Downs. I also add more Kentucky Derby picks at OSGA.

Kentucky Derby Field And Odds

If you missed my Kentucky Oaks betting guide and update on Friday with winner Thorpedo Anna (9/2) going wire-to-wire for a nearly 5-length win ahead of race favorite Just FYI (7/2), then tune in Saturday for the big day of racing at Churchill Downs with the $5 million Kentucky Derby Race 12 at 6:57 p.m. ET on NBC.

Kentucky Derby 2024


Kentucky Derby Picks

The HRN Super Screener lands on #4 Catching Freedom as the Super Screener Top Win and Top Value pick in the 20-horse field. #17 Fierceness and #2 Sierra Leone are top win contenders. I also like the Japanese horse #11 Forever Young, and HRN adds four longshots underneath in #7 Honor Marie along with #19 Resilience, #15 Domestic Product and #18 Stronghold.

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