Classic Empire Wins Arkansas Derby
Classic Empire is coming off of a big win at the 2017 Arkansas Derby and continues to be the heavy favorite going into the 143rd Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 6th, 2017.
Many horse bettors consider Classic Empire to be one of the favorites to win the Kentucky Derby. With Classic Empire’s thrilling victory at the Arkansas Derby, many bettors believe that this was the tune up race Classic Empire needed in order to win the Kentucky Derby.
Current horse racing odds have Classic Empire listed as a 5/2 favorite to win the Kentucky Derby in 2017. Could the “Empire Strike Back” in the Kentucky Derby? Favorites have performed well over the past few Kentucky Derby races but many believe that Classic Empire’s narrow victory over Mo Money could leave the horse vulnerable.
In fact, many horse bettors consider this Kentucky Derby is the most wide open race we’ve seen in several years. The weather could certainly become a factor in this Kentucky Derby, so you may want to consider waiting until Derby Day to lock in your bets if you don’t believe the hype of Classic Empire being the Kentucky Derby betting favorite.
Could Classic Empire maintain these betting odds when it comes to post? Other favorites have emerged who could potentially win the Kentucky Derby. Horses like Always Dreaming and Irap will be getting lucrative odds.
Classic Empire might be worth putting in your exacta and trifecta boxes as this horse is likely going to be one of the top three finishers in Kentucky Derby race. Keep this in mind when placing exotic Kentucky Derby bets.