Betting on Kentucky Derby 2022: Strategy, Guide, and Predictions

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Betting on Kentucky Derby

One of the most famous horse races in all of the planet is almost upon with us – The 2022 Kentucky Derby.

Affectionately known as ‘The Race for the Roses’ twenty horses will line up in a bid to create their own piece of racing history. Raced over a distance of a mile and a quarter, this year’s edition of the race looks wide open and betting on Kentucky Derby doesn’t look easy.

This article will highlight some of the standout horses as well as call out some of our own Kentucky Derby predictions. With some great value on offer check out some of our best free horse racing picks. You can also check our Kentucky Derby odds.

Kentucky Derby Betting Strategy

When looking at a Kentucky Derby betting strategy, one thing to consider is the rail position. Horses with a wide or near side draw are widely considered to be at a disadvantage. Look for horses who are drawn in the middle to have a particular advantage in the race.

Also look at the type of running style a horse you want to back has. Horses might want to front run, other horses might want to close from off the speed. If you want to back a front runner make sure it has the stamina to last home.

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Betting on Kentucky Derby – Kentucky Derby Predictions

Where each Kentucky Derby contender will start the race has now been decided and you’ll find here the main favorites. The horse with the ideal draw is Zandon. Drawn in gate 10, Zandon has given trainer Chad Brown the ideal opportunity to win his first Kentucky Derby.

A closer, no other horse in the race will be able to match Zandon’s finishing speed, it’s up to jockey Flavian Prat to decide how far off the pace he will sit, despite having a great burst of speed if he is left too far back he might find it tough to win.

Epicentre is another horse that has been widely fancied. A winner of his last two races, Epicentre has been given stall 3. The start will be crucial for Epicentre’s chances and jockey Joel Rosario will have a decision to make as to whether he front runs or settles back in the pack.

A horse that some betting guides might not post as a winner but a horse we like is Mo Donegal.

Mo Donegal has won three of his four career starts and is another horse who will look to pounce from deep. Drawn in stall 1 he has a huge job on his hands to get into contention but under Irad Ortiz he has an aggressive rider in the saddle. Look for Mo Donegal to break alertly before dropping back in an effort to mount a strong finish.


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