Major Injury Shakes Up Derby Future Odds

Posted on June 1, 2020

Kentucky Derby favorite Nadal suffered a career-ending injury last week. The devastating announcement has shaken up what has already been a Triple Crown season unlike any other due to the current climate.

As you would expect, futures bettors have quickly reacted to the news. Here’s what the odds board looks like at Circa Sports, courtesy of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

  • Tiz the Law +475
  • Charlatan +555
  • Authentic 7-1
  • Maxfield 7-1
  • Honor A.P. 10-1
  • King Guillermo 12-1
  • Sole Volante 18-1
  • Cezanne 25-1
  • Dr. Post 35-1
  • Basin 40-1

We still have a ways to go before this year’s running of the Derby, and the results of the upcoming Belmont Stakes will further shake things up. Clear favorites are there for the time being, but we have to consider the overall field of contenders to be a work in progress.

The Week Ahead

The racing calendar is filling up as more tracks return to action. Here’s what we have to look forward to for the week ahead.

Monday, June 1

Assiniboia Downs
6-Race Card at 7:35 PM ET
$10k Waiver Claiming – Race 3 and 4

Laurel Park
10-Race Card at 12:40 PM ET
$42k Allowance – Race 9

Lone Star Park
9-Race Card at 1:35 PM ET
$35k+ Allowance Optional Claiming – Race 6 and 8

Mountaineer Park
8-Race Card at 7 PM ET
$12.4k Starter Allowance – Race 7

Tampa Bay Downs
8-Race Card at 12:50 PM ET
$15k Claiming – Race 2

Tuesday, June 2

Assiniboia Downs
6-Race Card at 7:35 PM ET
$12.7k Allowance – Race 2 and 5

Fort Erie Racing
8-Race Card at 1:20 PM ET
$16.4k Allowance Optional Claiming – Race 7

Lone Star Park
9-Race Card at 1:35 PM ET
$20k Claiming – Race 2 and 8

Mountaineer Park
8-Race Card at 7 PM ET
$16.2k Allowance – Race 1

Wednesday, June 3

Assiniboia Downs
6-Race Card at 7:35 PM ET
$16k Stakes – Race 2

Belmont Park
10-Race Card at 1:15 PM ET
$100k Stakes – Race 9

Gulfstream Park
10-Race Card at 12 PM ET
$47k Allowance Optional Claiming – Race 7 and 9

Lone Star Park
9-Race Card at 1:35 PM ET
$35k+ Allowance – Race 2, 5, 7, and 8

Pocatello Downs
8-Race Card at 4:30 PM ET
Quarter Horse

Tampa Bay Downs
8-Race Card at 12:50 PM ET
$17k Starter Allowance – Race 8

Thursday, June 4

Belmont Park
10-Race Card at 1:15 PM ET
$80k Stakes – Race 9

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
8-Race Card at 7 PM ET
$28k Allowance – Race 7

Churchill Downs
9-Race Card at 1 PM ET
$80k+ Allowance – Race 7 and 8

Golden Gate Fields
7-Race Card at 12:45 PM ET
$25k Claiming – Race 6

Friday, June 5

Belmont Park
10-Race Card at 1:15 PM ET
$80k Stakes – Race 9

Churchill Downs
9-Race Card at 1 PM ET
$80k Allowance – Race 8 and 9

Evangeline Downs
9-Race Card at 5:50 PM ET
$26k Allowance – Race 8

Golden Gate Fields
8-Race Card at 12:45 PM ET
$31k Allowance Optional Claiming – Race 4

Gulfstream Park
9-Race Card at 12 PM ET
$47k Allowance Optional Claiming – Race 6 and 8

Laurel Park
9-Race Card at 12:40 PM ET
$42k Allowance – Race 8 and 9

Ruidoso Downs
11-Race Card at 1 PM PT
Quarter Horse

Santa Anita Park
8-Race Card at 12:30 PM PT
$51k Allowance Optional Claiming – Race 6

Carryovers to Watch

We begin the week with a number of growing pools to keep on the radar. Here’s the current status and next racing day for each.

$1,304,296 Gulfstream Park Pick 6 – Wednesday, June 3
$585,873 Santa Anita Park Pick 6 – Friday, June 5
$162,029 Churchill Downs Pick 6 – Thursday, June 4
$55,713 Assiniboia Downs Pick 5 – Monday June 1
$55,060 Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Pick 6 – Thursday, June 4
$23,654 Laurel Park Pick 6 – Monday, June 1
$20,004 Tampa Bay Downs Pick 6 – Monday, June 1
$11,746 Laurel Park Pick 5 – Monday, June 1
$4,287 Golden Gate Fields Pick 6 – Thursday, June 4
$2,858 Lone Star Park Pick 6 – Monday, June 1

On days in which the pools aren’t hit by lone bettors, a portion is paid out to winning tickets while the remainder carries over. Best of luck this week!

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