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Charge It Kentucky Derby Horse Odds, History & Predictions

Charge It odds, history & predictions for the 2022 Kentucky Derby.
Charge It odds, history & predictions for the 2022 Kentucky Derby. / Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

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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Charge It Kentucky Derby Odds and Post Position

Charge It currently has 20-1 odds to win the Kentucky Derby in 2022. That has him as an 8th favorite in the entire field. Charge It drew the 8th post position for the Kentucky Derby, which should be favorable for his chances of a good start. 

Charge It Horse Trainer and Jockey

Charge It is trained by Todd Pletcher. Brown won his first Triple Crown race in 2007 when the filly Rags to Riches edged Curlin in the Belmont Stakes and earned his first Kentucky Derby victory with Super Saver in 2010. Pletcher has won the Eclipse Award as the outstanding trainer six times. Luis Saez will be riding Charge It for the first time this Kentucky Derby; he has won two stakes races aboard Essential Quality, including the Runhappy Travers Stakes on Aug. 28

Charge It Race History

Charge It has a career record of 3 starts, 1 win, and 2 second place finishes. He comes into the Derby with 40 total Kentucky Derby points, placing 8th in the leaderboard. His notable finishes in the lead-up to the Kentucky Derby include a second place finish in the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in April 2022. 

Charge It Prediction and Pick

Charge It has a very accomplished trainer looking for his third Kentucky Derby win after Super Saver, 2010 and Always Dreaming, 2017. With a Equibase Speed Figure of 103 , Charge It is 20-1 odds favorite and should have the fortitude to finish among the top of the Kentucky Derby field. Having been beaten by White Abarrio at the Florida Derby recently, Charge It is a risky Win choice, but bettors may find lots of value in the odds. The smarter bet may be to take Charge It in a Place-Show finish or include him in Exacta and Trifecta bets.

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