WASHINGTON, Pa., April 27, 2018 (Newswire.com) - We’re just a few furlongs from the Kentucky Derby and the field has taken shape. Xpressbet just released the annual Kentucky Derby Wager Guide. Each year thousands of knowledgeable horse racing fans rely on Xpressbet to help them handicap the "Run for the Roses.” This year’s Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday, May 5.
The Kentucky Derby Wager Guide and everything you need to bet the Derby with confidence is available at Xpressbet’s "Derby HQ," please visit https://www.xpressbet.com/kentucky-derby-2018.
The 2018 Kentucky Derby is certain to be a historic race, here are some interesting storylines heading into this year’s "Run for the Roses":
· No horse has won the Kentucky Derby without having raced as a 2YO since Apollo in 1882. Two horses – Justify and Magnum Moon – have a good shot at breaking the ‘Apollo Curse’ this year.
· Favorites have won the last five editions of the Kentucky Derby. This year’s favorite is expected to be Justify, who has raced just three times. The last time favorites won six consecutive Derbies was 1896.
· Todd Pletcher, who won the Derby last year with Always Dreaming, is back with four legitimate threats. His best horses are Xpressbet Florida Derby winner Audible, and Arkansas Derby winner, Magnum Moon.
· Mendelssohn is trying to become just the third foreign horse to win the Kentucky Derby. He’s trained in Ireland and most recently raced in Dubai.
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