Barber Road Kentucky Derby Horse Odds, History & Predictions
The 2022 Kentucky Derby contenders field has been announced, along with post position and initial morning line odds.
The legendary horse race will take place on Saturday, May 7 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Some of the best three-year-old Thoroughbreds will begin their journey to make history as the 14th winner of the Triple Crown.
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Barber Road Kentucky Derby Odds and Post Position
Barber Road currently has 30-1 odds to win the Kentucky Derby in 2022. That has him as a true longshot in the Kentucky Derby, with the lowest odds to win. Barber Road drew the 14th post position for the Kentucky Derby, which should provide good chances of a strong start.
Barber Road Horse Trainer and Jockey
Barber Road is trained by John A. Ortiz. Ortiz started his own training career in 2016 at age 30 and picked up his first win at Turfway Park in December. He built his career mainly in Kentucky and Arkansas over the next several years, and won his first graded stakes when Zulu Alpha captured the 2019 Sycamore Stakes at Keeneland. Reylu Gutierrez will be riding Barber Road; Gutierrez piloted 2-year-old filly Hidden Connection to a win in the Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs in September and was rewarded with his first mount in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. This will be the first Derby appearance for Barber Road’s owner, trainer, and jockey.
Barber Road Race History
Barber Road has a career record of 8 starts, 2 wins, 4 second, and 1 third place finish. He comes into the Derby with 58 total Kentucky Derby points, placing 14th in the leaderboard. His notable finishes in the lead-up to the Kentucky Derby include a second place finish in the Arkansas Derby at Southwest Stakes 2022.
Barber Road Prediction and Pick
Barber Road has a very determined trainer looking for his first Kentucky Derby win. With an Equibase Speed Figure of 96, Barber Road is 30-1 odds favorite and is not expected to finish near the top of the Kentucky Derby field. Having been beaten by Cyberknife at the Arkansas Derby recently, Barber Road is a risky Win choice, but bettors may find lots of value in the odds. The smarter bet may be to take Barber Road in a Place-Show finish or include him in Exacta and Trifecta bets.