|Kentucky Derby Lines: Goldencents Odds|
|Written by Jordan McBride|
|Friday, 03 May 2013 11:49|
The "fastest two minutes in sports" is scheduled to break from the gates on Saturday May 4th and among the betting favorites in 2013 Kentucky Derby lines, the Doug F. O'Neil trained Goldencents has odds of 8/1 to reach the winner's circle. Goldencents will be a hometown favorite on Saturday and will look to give co-owner and Louisville Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino his second championship trophy in just under a month. As Pitino's young team of college students proved, anything is possible and after coming off a commanding win at the Santa Anita Derby; many gamblers are seeing giant dollar signs when looking at Goldencents.
Early Goldencents odds in Vegas had listed the 3-year-old Colt as a 20/1 longshot to grace the winner's circle at Churchill Downs but since defeating Flashback at Santa Anita in a time of 1:48.76 and Pitino's NCAA championship victory; O'Neil's entry has dropped down to 8/1. Jockey Kevin Krigger has had the mount since Goldencents started his career with a MSW win over Wild Dude and then proceeded to claim the Delta Downs Jackpot (G3) over Bern Identity and the Sham Stakes (G3) over Den's Legacy. Wouldn't it be something if the first african-american jockey wasalso able to pull off the victory at Churchill? That being said, Krigger and Goldencents had a rough outing around the 1 1/16-mile length of the San Felipe (G2) to end with a 4th place finish.
The intrigue of Goldencents has many gamblers betting with their heart but handicappers are wondering if the Colt has the stamina to race out to the first 1/4-mile and be able to continue the pace. The horse seems to excel around the shorter tracks but to pull off a victory on Saturday, the pair will need to find room straight out of the gate in a dense field taking off from the #8 post position. 2013 Kentucky Derby lines have cautiously listed Goldencents as a 25/1 longshot to win the Triple Crown while head to head match-ups for Saturday's "run for the roses" has Goldencents +125 vs Orb, +110 vs Verrazano, and -120 vs Revolutionary.
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