|Privately held international gaming company, All Horse Racing (www.allhorseracing.com), has released the latest odds on who will win the 131st Kentucky Derby:|
The online bookmaker place Afleet Alex at 7-2, Bellamy Road at 5-2, and Sun King at 8-1.
'Trainer Nick Zito seems assured a top 3 finish or better with the likes of Sun King and Bellamy Road. Bellamy Road is being compared to the famous Secretariat,” commented Leonard Manley, Director of Marketing at Allhorseracing.com, “Regardless of the hype, The Boss (Yankees owner George Steinbrenner) has a very good horse and a fantastic trainer.'
But before Bellamy Road can lay claim to the roses, he will have to contend with the ferocious strength and speed of Afleet Alex, trained by Tim Ritchey. Ritchey said the colt will taper with a gallop today through Friday and will be walked on the morning of the race.
Nick Zito has tried to play down the increased attention on his horses and riders: 'If we don't get No. 3 now, then I'll have to have Secretariat himself,' Zito joked on Sunday outside his media area outside his barn at Churchill Downs. 'There's no question. I can't ask the man upstairs to give me a better a shot at this. If it happens, it happens.'
To celebrate the Running of the Roses, All Horse Racing is offering a free bet on the Kentucky Derby ( www.allhorseracing.com/horsebet.php) as well as free bets on the other two jewels of the Triple Crown, the Preakness and Belmont Stakes.