The 143 Kentucky Derby is approaching and it's never too early to pick a favorite. The biggest question we face is deciding who to bet on in the Kentucky Derby this year. We've compiled a short list of horses that are considered by our own handicapping team and industry experts as the ones to keep an eye out for as we approach race day. Of course, there are still plenty of prep races left on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. But if you're looking to get ahead of the pack, these horses are who to bet for the Kentucky Derby on May 6th.
GUNNEVERA #2, ridden by Javier Castellano, wins the $400,000 Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park Race Course on March 4, 2017
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J Boys Echo #1, ridden by Robby Albarado, wins the Gotham Stakes on Gotham Stakes Day at Aqueduct Racetrack on March 4, 2017
El Areeb #4, ridden by Trevor McCarthy, wins the Withers Stakes on Withers Stakes Day at Aqueduct Racetrack on February 4, 2017