Kentucky Derby Odds: Super Ninety Nine Could Be Mover in Derby Future Wagering

OddsShark.comFeatured ColumnistMarch 15, 2013

May 5, 2012; Louisville, KY USA; Mario Gutierrez aboard I'll Have Another (19) leads Joel Rosario aboard Creative Cause (8) and Kent Desormeaux aboard Dullahan (5) to the finish line at the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs race track. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports
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The biggest move in future wagering for the Kentucky Derby this weekend could come from Super Ninety Nine, who figures to be the betting favorite for the Grade 2 $600,000 Rebel at Oaklawn Park.

The colt won the tune up for the Rebel in convincing fashion, winning the Grade 3 Southwest over a sloppy track by 11 ¼ lengths. The Bob Baffert trainee is currently listed at 16-1 in Derby future wagering, but another performance like his Southwest romp and the price figures to shrink.

"Baffert is always dangerous when shipping in to Oaklawn Park and he always has an impact on Kentucky Derby future betting prices," Mike Dempsey, veteran handicapper at, said in an interview Friday. "Going back five years, he has started 21 runners in Hot Springs, and 14 of them made it to the winner’s circle."

Last year, he won the split Southwest with Secret Circle and Castaway, the Rebel with Secret Circle and came back to win the Arkansas Derby with Bodemeister.

Baffert will also saddle Den’s Legacy, who finished in the runner-up spot in his last two starts in the Grade 3 Sham and Grade 2 Robert B. Lewis. The winners of those two races were Flashback and Goldencents, who came back to run second and fourth respectively in the Grade 2 San Felipe on March 9.

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas will saddle Oxbow, who is currently 40-1 in Derby future wagering. The colt took the field gate to the wire to win the Grade 3 LeComte by 11 ½ lengths, and last out, was a close up fourth in the Grade 2 Risen Star.

Title Contender is sitting at 50-1 in Derby future wagering and is coming off a runner-up finish to Carve against first level optional claimers over the Oaklawn Park main track on Feb. 17.

Two others that could be factors in the Rebel are Grade 2 San Vicente runner-up Treasure Bill and Grade 2 Remsen third-place finisher Delhomme. Neither are currently on Derby futures lists.

Current Kentucky Derby odds as of March 15, 2013 provided by

Verrazano   6-1

It's My Lucky Day   10-1

Flashback   12-1

Hear The Ghost   12-1

Revolutionary   14-1

Normandy Invasion   16-1

Orb   16-1

Shanghai Bobby   16-1

Super Ninety Nine   16-1

Vyjack   16-1

Dice Flavor   20-1

Uncaptured   20-1

Frac Daddy   25-1

Goldencents   25-1

Archwarrior   33-1

Capo Bastone   33-1

Falling Sky   33-1

Ive Struck A Nerve   33-1

Power Broker   33-1

River Seven   33-1

Tesseron   33-1

Bern Identity   40-1

Fortify   40-1

He's Had Enough   40-1

Overanalyze   40-1

Oxbow   40-1

Dynamic Sky   50-1

Palace Malice   50-1

Title Contender    50-1