Game Winner, Improbable and Roadster Are Favorites to Win Kentucky Derby After Omaha Beach Scratched

David Hayes
The 144th Kentucky Derby
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Since Omaha Beach was scratched this Wednesday, Game Winner is now the lone favorite to win the 2019 Kentucky Derby with 9/2 odds, according to TVG.

As of 5:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, May 4, Game Winner's 9/2 odds to win the Kentucky Derby have improved from 4/1 on Tuesday.

Roadster and Improbable are now tied for the second-best odds to win the Kentucky Derby at 5/1. Since Tuesday, Roadster's odds to win have improved from 6/1, while Improbable's odds have climbed from 9/1.

Why Did Omaha Beach Scratch From the Kentucky Derby?

Omaha Beach was scratched from racing in Saturday's Kentucky Derby after trainers believed the horse was having trouble breathing before being diagnosed with an entrapped epiglottis.

9/2 Odds Calculator & Payout

Game Winner's 9/2 odds (or +450) offer a calculated payout of any sum wagered on this horse to win multiplied by 4.5. For example, a $10 bet placed on 9/2 odds would pay out $45 for a winning outcome.

Horses Trained by Bob Baffert in 2019 Kentucky Derby

Legendary thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert has trained three horses racing in this year's Kentucky Derby: Game Winner (9/2), Roadster (5/1) and Improbable (5/1). The three horses Baffert trained are also the three betting favorites.

Who Won the Kentucky Derby last year?

Justify, who went on to win the 13th American Triple Crown in history last summer, won the 2018 Kentucky Derby last year.


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