The 2011 Kentucky Derby betting race is only a week and a half away, and if you haven’t made your prediction by now, you should be worried. Unlike the last few Kentucky Derby betting races, this year’s race could see any number of horses place in the money. For the purpose that you need a horse to believe in, here is our prediction for which horse we feel will win this year’s run for the roses.
This year’s Kentucky Derby winner will be Nick Zito trained horse Dialed In. From its first win on January 30, 2011 at the Holy Bull Grade III Stakes to its victory earlier this month at the Florida Derby Grade I stakes race, Dialed In has been on our radar. Earlier this week, many sportsbooks made Dialed In the odds on favorite for the Derby at four to one, after rival Uncle Mo dropped finished third in its only prep race.
Throughout its four career starts, Dialed In has been impressive to say the least. The colt’s only bad race came in March, when it finished second to long shot Equestrio, after leading for the majority of the race. Simply put that one race, shouldn’t be a knock on Dialed In, as even the best horses can feel off on occasion.
In our opinions, Dialed In’s biggest appeals come from the horse’s pedigree. Sired by Mineshaft, Dialed In is a direct descendant of legendary horses AP Indy and Seattle Slew. From reports we have read by various colleagues, they believe that Dialed In may be the best horse since Slew, as it has that rare mix of speed and patience that many horse owners dream of having.
As we mentioned above, the Holy Bull Stakes and Florida Derby are two races that made us fans of Dialed In. On the one hand, at the Holy Bull Stakes, Dialed In showed Zenyatta like patience, as it started off at the back of the field only to glide up to the front of the pack and steal the victory. Then at the Florida Derby, Dialed In jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. If Dialed In can use its talents at the Kentucky Derby, we may be looking at the next winner.