Favorites Update for 139th Kentucky Derby

We are keeping you up to the minute on all of the relevant information that you will need for the Kentucky Derby 139 held on May 4, 2013. Important announcements related the Kentucky Derby favorites were released on May 1, 2013. Listed below, the most important news in betting is summarized to help you figure out which horses will win the 2013 Kentucky Derby.

Jack Conway’s 2013 Kentucky Derby pick

DerbyBetting.org writers in Louisville have been closely following Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway’s advice about which horse to bet on for this year’s race. Since he correctly picked the winner for the 2011 and 2012 Kentucky Derby, anticipating his choice for 2013 had our writers biting their nails. However, he has updated his Facebook page with his pick that he announced on WKDZ. Jack Conway publically stated that he thinks Normandy Invasion will win the 2013 Kentucky Derby. He told our writers a few weeks ago that he hoped he would make the correct prediction this year and get a “Trifecta” for getting it right the third year in a row. Needless to say, in addition to a win bet on the long shot and a carefully selected superfecta bet for their favorite top five contenders, our writers are also setting aside money for a special “Jack Conway bet.”

Official Churchill Downs oddsmaker changes his mind last minute

One of the most anticipated times of the year for bettors is the day that the official Churchill Downs oddsmaker releases his favorites. People throughout the world hang onto the words of oddsmaker Mike Battaglia and finally hearing his list of favorites is a sigh of relief. This year, there was an added layer of anxiety because Battaglia changed his mind and updated the list a few hours after he released it. According to the Courier-Journal’s turf writer, Jennie Rees, Battaglia originally stated that his favorite was Verrazano. However, he is currently placing Orb as his favorite at 7-2 and Verrazano second at 4-1.

Mike Battaglia’s official 139 Churchill Downs favorites are listed below from first to twenty-first place:

1. Orb

2. Verrazano

3. Goldencents

4. Java’s War

5. Overanalyze

6. Revolutionary

7. Lines of Battle

8. Vyjack

9. Will Take Charge

10. Itsmyluckyday

11. Black Onyx

12. Palace Malice

13. Normandy Invasion

14. Frac Daddy

15. Mylute

16. Oxbow

17. Falling Sky

18. Charming Kitten

19. Golden Soul

20. Giant Finish

21. Fear the Kitten