|Written by Michelle Allan|
With the 137th Kentucky Derby coming up this weekend, there’s a lot of talk in the online gambling community and with people who are experienced in betting on horses about the top five contenders to win it all- Dialed In, Uncle Mo, Archarcharch, Toby’s Corner, and Soldat.
All five of these horses are expected to run amazing races this weekend at the Kentucky Derby, but there are other horses that could easy emerge from behind as the winners of this prestigious race. The dark horse candidates that could take the horse betting world by storm include:
1. Mucho Macho Man-a recent favorite in the Louisiana Derby who finished a disappointing third in that race. One of the youngest horses to compete in this year’s Kentucky Derby, Mucho Macho Man has an impressive bloodline and has recovered from several set backs this year in other races, including losing a shoe and a small part of his hoof right out of the gate at the Louisiana Derby. Mucho Macho Man has the talent to make a great showing at this year’s Kentucky Derby, and horse betting experts are watching him quite closely.
2. Nehro is a fast little colt who is continually improving his game, thanks to good trainers. Falling just a little behind at the Arkansas Derby and the Louisiana Derby and landing in second place, horse betting experts and Kentucky Derby betting websites are expecting big things from this little horse.
3. Animal Kingdom makes his first appearance on dirt this year at the Kentucky Derby after having many impressive showings on turf and synthetic tracks this year. People who are betting on horse racing are anxious to see how Animal Kingdom performs in his maiden run on a dirt track.
4. Stay Thirsty is another horse that is being watched carefully by people who are Kentucky Derby betting experts. Stay Thirsty has a reputation for quickly improving, as evidenced by his latest three runs, cracking him into the top ten as he goes into the Kentucky Derby this weekend.
5. Rounding out the top ten is Master of Hounds, a royally-bred horse who has held its own at Churchill and could easily surprise the horse betting community by finished unexpectedly strong at this weekend’s Kentucky Derby.