Las Vegas William Hill lists Omaha Beach as favourite for Kentucky Derby

Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach

The odds makers at William Hill US didn't wait for jockey Mike Smith’s decision to install a new 2019 Kentucky Derby favourite.
Exiting the Arkansas Derby, winner Omaha Beach plunged from 10-1 to 7-2, with William Hill essentially sending the message: We’re not ready to risk more on this son of War Front regardless of who's in the irons.
Before the final preps, the two-year-old champion Game Winner and Maximum Security, winner of the Florida Derby, were 5-1 co-favourites. Since then, Game Winner has stuck at the price while Maximum Security raised to 9-1, making action on the former claimer a bit more valuable.
The next top choices include Smith's other possible mount, Roadster (6-1), Tacitus (8-1) and Improbable (8-1).
After the odds were releases, Smith made the decision to ride Omaha Beach, opening up the mount on Roadster for Florent Geroux.
Inside of three weeks until the first Saturday in May, War of Will remains an interesting proposition at 18-1. The two-time stakes winner at Fair Grounds suffered a mild injury at the start of the Louisiana Derby, finishing ninth, but returned Saturday to work a bullet from the gate. Where would he be listed with a Louisiana Derby victory?
If Country House could get his own gate issues squared away, 40-1 isn’t too low to consider a play, either, while the Sunland Derby winner Cutting Humor remains at 50-1 despite a record-setting performance in the New Mexico prep.
Sunland runner-up Anothertwistafate, however, didn’t exactly flatter Cutting Humor when he was defeated as a heavy favorite over the weekend in Keeneland’s Lexington Stakes. Signalman (50-1), Anothertwistafate (60-1), Bodexpress (75-1) and Sueno (100-1) are those still on the board who could use a defection — or three — to make the gate May 4 at Churchill Downs.
Below, a full look at William Hill’s Kentucky Derby odds, with the option to go full screen at the lower right.
2019 Kentucky Derby
Odds to Win 145th Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs - 1 1/4 Miles
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
HORSE NAME                                                  OPEN                           CURRENT
ANOTHERTWISTAFATE                                  100                              60
BODEXPRESS                                                   75                                75
BY MY STANDARDS                                         40                                32
CODE OF HONOR                                            40                                14
COUNTRY HOUSE                                            100                              40
CUTTING HUMOR                                           50                                50
GAME WINNER                                               10                                5
GRAY MAGICIAN                                             100                              50
HAIKAL                                                            75                                30
IMPROBABLE                                                  125                              8
LONG RANGE TODDY                                    125                              22
MASTER FENCER                                             100                              100
MAXIMIM SECURITY                                       100                              9
OMAHA BEACH                                               100                              7/2
PLUS QUE PARFAIT                                         100                              50
ROADSTER                                                          60                                6
SIGNALMAN                                                      75                                50
SPINOFF                                                           100                              30
SUENO                                                             100                              100
TACITUS                                                          150                              8
TAX                                                                  150                              24
VEKOMA                                                         125                              10
WAR OF WILL                                                  100                              18
WIN WIN WIN                                                 125                              16


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