Lookin at Lucky Kentucky Derby Betting Preview and Prediction

Lookin at Lucky Information:

Owners: Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson, Paul Weitman, Jonathan Pippin

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Garrett Gomez

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Lookin at Lucky Kentucky Derby Betting Preview:

For the running of the 136th Kentucky Derby, all eyes are on Lookin At Lucky as the main favorite to win the race for the roses, unfortunately due to the injury of the previous favorite, Eskendereya. The horse is currently listed at +350 to win this year’s Derby, and could very well do so with a 3-time Kentucky Derby Champion as his trainer in the form of Bob Baffert.

The horse has won 6 of 8 races in his career, never finishing worse than 3rd place. The 3-year old Colt is proven in the highest levels, as he was the recipient of the 2009 Eclipse Award, winning 5 of 6 races last season. The thoroughbred has proven to handle well running on dirt, but that may prove even more difficult on Saturday, seeing as the weather forecast states a 40% chance of rain for the race. Lookin at Lucky is at his best when he is allowed to run, not wildy, but in his own rhythm. In what should be a crowded race it will be difficult for him to get into that rhythm, however he has battled through traffic to win before, like he did in his first race of 2010 as he battled through traffic to win the Grade 2 race at Rebel Stakes.

In terms of Lookin At Lucky’s value to win the 2010 Kentucky Derby, his +350 odds are actually of good value. He’s a proven winner, and was the best 2-year old Horse in 2009. If there is a disadvantage to betting on Lookin At Lucky, it is that he will start the race in the 1st post position against the rail. The disadvantage of that position is that the horses tend to jam the rail in the first turn, which could squeeze the colt out of position from the get go. However, he is a good runner, and could very well be quick enough to keep himself out of trouble in that first turn. In fact, 12 Kentucky Derby winners have come from the 1st post position. The last being in 1986 where Ferdinand was squeezed off to the back of the back in the first turn, but was fast enough to rally back to win the race by 2 1/4 lengths. That proves that a good run is better than a good post position, and that is surely what major Owner Michael Pegram, Trainer Bob Baffert, and Jockey Garrett Gomez are hoping for come 6 PM ET on Saturday from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

Kentucky Derby Betting Advice – Don’t shy away from picking this years Kentucky Derby favorite.  Lookin at Lucky has a great shot at winning the 2010 Derby and I would be very surprised if he didn’t finish in the top 3 spots.

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