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A Look at Two of the Kentucky Derby’s Top Contenders

Sidney’s Candy is poised to make a great showing at the 2010 Kentucky Derby. He’ll enter the race after an exciting four-race winning streak, so it’s no wonder that Bodog puts his odds at 6/1 to win.

His maiden race may have been on a dirt track, but all his graded stakes races have been run on synthetic tracks. His improvement and maturity has become startlingly apparent, thanks to wins in the Grade 2 San Vincente Stakes, the San Felipe Stakes, and the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby.

He even managed to overtake his top rival in the coming Derby, Lookin At Lucky, during the Santa Anita Derby.

Even with his impressive recent victories, Sidney’s Candy is far from sure thing. He drew the outside post, which will be a challenge to overcome.

Lookin At Lucky could certainly snatch a win out from under Sidney’s Candy. He’s been a top contender for the Kentucky Derby since his 2-year-old season.

Back then, he scored four wins in a row. Two of those were consecutive Grade 1 titles. Because of his defeat by Sidney’s Candy, however, Bodog only gives Lookin At Lucky 7/2 odds to win.

Both his, and his trainer’s, determination could provide pkv games enough rallying power to win at the upcoming Derby. Experience is on his side, at least; Lookin At Lucky has proven he can win races regardless of a dirt or synthetic track.

Lookin At Lucky was able to turn out a practice 6-furlong run at Churchill Downs in 1:12:16 on April 21. Sidney’s Candy, on the other hand, ran a 5-furlong work at the same track in :59:80 on April 17.

Lookin At Lucky has a excellent experience, drew the inside track, and has the late speed necessary for a victory. For those reasons, Lookin At Lucky is our pick to win the 2010 Kentucky Derby.

Don’t just take our word for it though, many great sites that provide horse betting tips, are saying the same about this year’s Kentucky Derby picks.