California Chrome Big Favorite in Oaks-Derby
by Frank Angst
Date Posted: 5/2/2014 6:52:13 PM
Last Updated: 5/4/2014 9:42:15 PM

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Based on the will-pays of the Kentucky Oaks-Kentucky Derby double, California Chrome will be a big favorite in the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

The $2 Oaks-Derby double payout of Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Untapable with Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner California Chrome will return just $11.60. The next lowest Oaks-Derby double payout is Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) winner Wicked Strong, who would return $39.60 with a Derby win.

Third Derby choice based on the Oaks-Derby double is Arkansas Derby (gr. I) winner Danza at $44.60, followed by Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) winner Intense Holiday at $58.40, and Dance With Fate at $82.80.

The rest of the field and $2 Oaks-Derby will-pays follow: Vicar's in Trouble ($142.40), Harry's Holiday ($399.80), Uncle Sigh ($243.80), Samraat ($84.40), We Miss Artie ($295.60), General a Rod ($128.60), Vinceremos ($305.40), Wildcat Red ($129.20), Chitu ($120.80), Medal Count   ($86.80), Tapiture ($86.20), Commanding Curve ($164.40), Candy Boy ($101.40), and Ride On Curlin ($116.60).

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