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Kentucky Derby 2021 - Horses To Follow

The Kentucky Derby is taking place this year at the normal time period. However, who are the front running horses that you should be keeping your eye on? Well, here are the top 3 horses to watch in the Kentucky Derby who have been able to impress so far and definitely have a chance of pulling out the win at the Kentucky Derby this year.

Essential Quality is coming in at 5-2 odds and it is easy to see why Essential Quality is the odds on favorite. It is very easy to see why Essential Quality is rated so high in the Kentucky Derby odds as the horse has yet to lose at all on the year so far. Look for Essential Quality to definitely be a contender in the derby this year

Highly Motivated is coming in at 15-1 odds, but out of the entire field Highly Motivated is the one horse that came close to passing Essential Quality this year. Highly Motivated only lost to Essential Quality by a neck and that is definitely closer than anyone has come to upsetting Essential Quality.

The final horse that you should keep your eye open is going to be Medina Spirit. Medina Spirit is coming in at a good chance to win, but the last couple of races for Medina Spirit is coming in after finishing second. However, Medina Spirit is trained by Bob Baffert and anytime that the name Baffert has been mentioned it tends to bring along images of a Derby win. Look for Medina Spirit to run good in the race, but finishing ahead of Essential Quality or any other horse for the win is slim.

2021 Kentucky Derby Future Odds

  • Essential Quality 5-2
  • Hot Rod Charlie 6-1
  • Medina Spirit 8-1
  • Rock Your World 8-1
  • Known Agenda 12-1
  • Highly Motivated 15-1
  • Mandaloun 15-1
  • Midnight Bourbon 15-1
  • Super Stock 20-1
  • Bourbonic 30-1
  • Caddo River 30-1
  • Dynamic One 30-1
  • Soup and Sandwich 30-1
  • Helium 50-1
  • Hidden Stash 50-1
  • Like the King 50-1
  • Sainthood 50-1
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