05/06/2016 6:56PM

Nyquist at 2-1 in early Kentucky Derby betting

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Morning-line favorite Nyquist maintained his position as the lowest-priced horse in the Kentucky Derby field, with early wagers floating him down from his program odds of 3-1 to 2-1 after the Kentucky Oaks on Friday.

Gotham Stakes winner Shagaf saw the most dramatic change in his odds, rising from 20-1 on the morning line set by Churchill’s Mike Battaglia to 74-1, making him the longest price on the board.

A total of $862,829 had been wagered into the Kentucky Derby win pool through 7:34 p.m. Eastern.

The list of early odds as of Friday evening are:
1. Trojan Nation, 43-1
2. Suddenbreakingnews, 25-1
3. Creator, 16-1
4. Mo Tom, 18-1
5. Gun Runner, 9-1
6. My Man Sam, 18-1
7. Oscar Nominated, 38-1
8. Lani, 27-1
9. Destin, 19-1
10. Whitmore, 34-1
11. Exaggerator, 5-1
12. Tom’s Ready, 41-1
13. Nyquist, 2-1
14. Mohaymen, 11-1
15. Outwork, 27-1
16. Shagaf, 74-1
17. Mor Spirit, 12-1
18. Majesto, 66-1
19. Brody’s Cause, 22-1
20. Danzing Candy, 30-1

Terry Moroney More than 1 year ago
Whatif I pick a 20 -1 & a74-1 it comes out what we're to pay if I was a two dollar bet
pbauer6_pip More than 1 year ago
What if?  What if the Florida Derby had not been run on a sloppy track which apparently turned off Mohaymen and he had run first.   Different story in the betting?    Nyquist and Mohaymen are the same horses today.
Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
Hopefully the track crew won't have the track as set up for speed as they did for the oaks .no one could close .
Chuck Seddio More than 1 year ago
how can anyone in their right mind take 2/1 on anything in this years derby,great betting race just throw him out,looks like this years "wise guys horse" is gun runner and why not he will get first run on cheap speed danzing candy and if good enough he will be able to hold off the late closers
artlecompte1 More than 1 year ago
I'm torn between Gun Runner and Suddenbreakingnews, leaning to Gun Runner for my key, but not there yet...
Johnson Smith More than 1 year ago
Gun Runner isn't the best horse, but the post position sets him up to get the run of the race.  He likes to stalk on the rail.  His has no speed to his inside and no speed outside until the 9 horse.  He should be able to get out and find his spot quickly without a bunch of horses folding over on him.  All of the speed will have to do some work to get position in front of him.  He's going to have his chances.