As you guys know from previous blogs, when it comes to Kentucky Derby Future Wagers, I am all about big prices. I won't go near anything less than 20-1 and with only about five weeks until the Big Show, I am looking for even larger odds than that.
So in search of landing a bomb, I decided to venture outside of the "official" Future Wager pool and went shopping on online sportsbook accounts, which are based overseas. You guys are probably well aware of the ones I'm referring to. After scouring the web, I found a few sites that have odds not just on the top contenders, but practically any horse that has a prayer of running May 3.
I was looking specifically for a few horses that I've had my eye. And I found what I was looking for.
The first horse I checked on was Numaany, a Canadian-bred colt who broke his maiden at Aqueduct in November. I was turned onto this horse by my co-worker Lenny Shulman. If you haven't seen this race, you have to check it out. I've never seen a horse bolt like this in the stretch and come back to win. Amazing
After that race, Numaany ran twice in Dubai, last out finishing an impressive third in a stakes event for older horses. He took all the heat in the early going and fought like crazy in the stretch while stuck on the rail. He is an A.P. Indy colt owned by Godolphin and trained by Saeed bin Suroor. He will be running in the UAE Derby this Saturday and if wins, will be supplemented to the Kentucky Derby.
I found him at 100-1. At those odds, he was worth a twenty spot.
The other horse is Tomcito, who I also found at 100-1. As you know, I like this horse even though he has not been tested against American horses. A son of Street Cry, he likes the distance and has been dominant in Peru. Will he be the next Canonero II? We'll find out in the Florida Derby, but those odds, he was worth a stab.
Others you may want to consider are Face the Cat (100-1), an allowance winner for Todd Pletcher who will make his bid in the Florida Derby, Medjool (100-1), the third-place finisher in the Lane's End Stakes after jumping from the maiden ranks and who may run in the Lexington, and finally, for those of you who are still War Pass backers, he is 18-1 at this moment. My how quickly things can change.
By the way, after being 50-1 three weeks ago and 25-1 last week, Big Brown is down to 10-1. If you didn't hit him then, you missed the boat.
Keep searching for that big price!