HORSE RACING - Fri 04/05/2012 - 16:01 EDT

Kentucky Derby Post Positions: Morning-Line Chalk

Not many sports betting events have that super exciting, count the sleeps, “Christmas Time” feel to them. The NFL Super Bowl, the Indianapolis 500, along with the opening round of the Masters golf tournament, each immediately come to mind.

So to does the annual running of the Kentucky Derby. The 138th Run for the Roses heads to the gate on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at 6:24 PM ET, from the famed Churchill Downs horse racing park in Louisville, KY.

Bodemeister Installed As 2012 Kentucky Derby Favorite

Recent G1 Arkansas Derby winner Bodemeister, who drew the coveted post position 6, is 4-1 chalk as the Kentucky Derby is racing towards us faster then Secretariat used to drive the stretch run at Churchill Downs. Despite coming out of the 11 hole, and breaking slightly right, Bodemeistser took over the lead after a furlong before romping to an impressive 9-lenght win in his final Derby prep.

Union Rags Opens As Derby Day Online Betting Second Chalk

Union Rags, who last prepped at the G1 Florida Derby, has drawn post position 4 and is the second favorite at 9/2 odds. Union Rags got caught up in early traffic and had to settle for a hard charging SHOW in the Florida Derby back on 03/31/12. Prior to that, Union Rags stormed to the lead with an eighth of a mile to go to win the G2 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes by four lengths.

Despite being without a full time Racebook, has horse handicappers well covered on Derby Day in their Sportsbook. With over 20 betting options, horse wagering fans can open an account, make an initial deposit, and then scoop a free $10.00 wager on the Run for the Roses!

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