Horse Betting - Saturday 5 May 2012 by

Kentucky Derby 2012 Betting Long Shots With A Chance

Looking past Derby favorites, such as Bodemeister and Union Rags, today we focus in on a couple of long shots with a chance during the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby. 20 Championship contending thoroughbreds will head to the post at 6:24 PM ET on Saturday, May 5, 2012, from legendary Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. Everyone loves an underdog!

Kentucky Derby 2012 Betting Long Shots With A Chance

Long Shot Winners Dominate Kentucky Derby Betting

With a full field entered in just about every Run for the Roses, the most exciting two minutes in sports has produced its share of upset winners in recent years. Last year it was Animal Kingdom, with jockey John Velazquez on board, who won by nearly three lengths with 21-1 odds. Three years ago, Calvin Borel masterfully rode Mine That Bird to shock the horse betting world with 50-1 long shot win that rewarded handicappers with $103 for a $2 wager.

Hansen & Creative Cause: Double Digit Derby Underdogs

We’ve had an eye on 10-1 Derby long shot Hansen since the pure white thoroughbred galloped to victory in the Kentucky Cup Juvenile back on September 24, 2011. Since then, Hansen has earned two more victories to go along with two-second place finishes. Derby contender Dullahan (8-1) caught Hansen, from well off the pace, in their final prep race during the G-1 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes from the Keeneland Race Course back on April 14, 2012.

Fresh off a second place finish in the G-1 Santa Anita (won by 12-1 Derby contender I’ll Have Another) Creative Cause comes to Kentucky as a 12-1 long shot. With top California jockey Joel Rosario on board, Creative Cause has drawn a favorable post position as he will charge from the gate out of the eight hole. Affectionately called CC, Creative Cause outraced Derby favorite Bodemeister in G-2 San Felipe race at Santa Anita back on March 10, 2012.

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