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, and Epicenter has emerged as one of the early favorites.
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Epicenter Kentucky Derby Odds and Post Position
Epicenter currently has 7/2 odds to win the Kentucky Derby in 2022. That has him as the second favorite to win out of the entire field. Epicenter drew the #3 post position for the Derby, so he will be starting near the rail.
Epicenter Horse Trainer and Jockey
Epicenter is trained by Steve Asmussen. Asmussen is an all-time winningest trainer in North American, but has never won the Kentucky Derby. He has two 2nd place finishes and two 3rd place finishes. Joel Rosario previously rode as Epicenter’s jockey and is expected to ride again in the Kentucky Derby.
Epicenter Race History
Epicenter has a career record of 6 starts with 4 wins and 1 second place finish. He comes into the Derby with 164 total Kentucky Derby points, the top in the leaderboard. His notable finishes in the lead-up to the Kentucky Derby include first place finishes at the Risen Star Stakes and the Louisiana Derby.
Epicenter Prediction and Pick
Epicenter has a legendary trainer looking for his first Kentucky Derby win and has two strong first place finishes in 2022. With a Equibase Speed Figure of 97, Epicenter is the second best odds favorite and should have the aggressiveness to finish among the top of the Kentucky Derby field. He’s a smart Win bet and we highly recommend using Epicenter in any Exacta and Trifecta bets.