The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby is just a few scant hours away.
Did the lines move overnight? Waiting until the last minute to pick your horse? The latest odds on the entire slate are below.
|2||Oxbow ||Gary Stevens ||D. Wayne Lukas ||30-1|
|3||Revolutionary||Calvin Borel||Todd Pletcher ||10-1|
|4||Golden Soul||Robby Albarado||Dallas Stewart||50-1|
|5||Normandy Invasion ||Javier Castellano ||Chad Brown ||12-1|
Mylute ||Rosie Napravnik ||Tom Amoss ||15-1|
|7||Giant Finish||Jose L. Espinoza||Anthony W. Dutrow||50-1|
|8||Goldencents||Kevin Krigger||Doug O'Neill||5-1|
|9||Overanalyze||Rafael Bejarano||Todd Pletcher||15-1|
|10||Palace Malice||Mike Smith||Todd Pletcher||20-1|
|11||Lines of Battle||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien||30-1|
|12||Itsmyluckyday||Elvis Trujillo||Eddie Plesa, Jr.||15-1|
|13||Falling Sky||Luis Saez||John Terranova II||50-1|
Verrazano ||John R. Velazquez ||Todd Pletcher ||4-1|
|15||Charming Kitten ||Edgar Prado ||Todd Pletcher ||20-1|
|16||Orb||Joel Rosario ||Claude R. McGaughey III ||7-2|
|17||Will Take Charge||Jon Court ||D. Wayne Lukas ||20-1|
|18||Frac Daddy||Victor Lebron||Kenny McPeek ||50-1|
|19||Java's War||Julien Leparoux||Kenny McPeek||15-1|
|20||Vyjack||Garrett Gomez ||Rudy Rodriguez ||15-1
The Pick to Win It All
Louisville Cardinals men's basketball coach Rick Pitino is going for his second major win in less than one month. Pitino coached his Cardinals to an NCAA championship victory in April and will now cheer on his horse, Goldencents, on Saturday.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Jimmy Burch dives into the historical importance of a potential Pitino-Goldencents victory:
@texagsradio I like Goldencents, w Rick Pitino among ownership group. Pitino can complete 2013 personal Triple Crown 2day (HofF, NC, Derby)— Jimmy Burch (@Jimmy_Burch) May 4, 2013
Starting from the eighth slot, Goldencents is in fantastic position to run away with a victory. This is one of the most dominant horses in the field. It's safe to assume that most sports fans will be rooting for this horse due to its connection to a familiar face. Well, Michigan fans may choose to cheer for the field on this one...
For casual fans tuning in just to see the spectacle that is the 139th edition of the Derby, it only makes sense for them to cheer on Pitino's horse. Add in the fact that Goldencents actually has a legitimate shot to claim the triple crown should he be victorious today and this has the potential to be one of the greatest sports stories of the year. It all stars today at 6:24 p.m. ET.
Perhaps the bigger question should be, "If Goldencents wins, will Pitino pony up for another tattoo?"