Kentucky Derby Odds 2012: Take Charge Indy and Sleeper Horses to Bet on

Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistMay 4, 2012

HALLANDALE, FL - MARCH 31:  Take Charge Indy, riden by Calvin Borel, races down the final streatch during the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park on March 31, 2012 in Hallandale, Florida.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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The 2012 Kentucky Derby will be run tomorrow, and once the race is over, there will be some horses who finish strong, despite not being heavy favorites. 

Those horses with the incredibly longshot odds will have a tough time, but there are some contenders being slept on at the moment. 

As much fun as it would be to see a horse with 50/1 odds win the derby, it probably won't happen. However, a horse with 15/1 odds or so might just be winner of the Run for the Roses. 

Check out for current odds. 

With that said, here are three sleeper horses to wager on this weekend. 


Take Charge Indy 

At 10/1 odds, Take Charge Indy is the top sleeper in the race.

Some might say those are too high of odds to even be considered a sleeper, but with five horses having better odds than Take Charge Indy, the colt is indeed being slept on. 

Coming off of a first place finish at the Florida Derby, Take Charge Indy has strong confidence and momentum for the Kentucky Derby, which is fantastic. 

In addition to that, the popular jockey Calvin Borel will be riding Take Charge Indy. Since he's won three of the last five Kentucky Derbys, Take Charge Indy is a horse you must keep your eye on. 


Creative Cause 

With 12/1 odds, Creative Cause isn't getting as much recognition as he deserves.

His track record is superb, so look for the colt to excel on Saturday, 

In the eight races in preparation for the derby, Creative Cause took first in four of them, beating some major competition along the way, including Kentucky Derby favorite Bodemeister. 

Creative Cause drew post position No. 8, which has been an excellent starting position over the years. With great experience, Creative Cause won't have much troubling putting on a great performance at Churchill Downs. 


Daddy Long Legs 

Currently at 30/1 odds, Daddy Long Legs is the sleeper horse with the longest odds to win the big race this weekend. 

The colt drew the No. 1 post position, which has been kind to horses in the history of the race. In fact, 12 horses have won from that post position, although the last time it happened was in 1986. 

Daddy Long Legs will have to come out of the gate strong or else the colt will be pushed to the back. There are strong contenders around him that will also be vying for the inside, so it's of grave importance that Daddy Long Legs starts hot. 

The 12th-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile really makes the colt look bad, but Daddy Long Legs does have some solid first-place finishes as well. The three-year-old will put the bad race behind him and perform well on Saturday. 



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