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Previewing the 2022 Kentucky Derby

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The 148th Kentucky Derby is scheduled for a post time of 6:57 pm Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, and official betting on the race began Friday.

As of 5 pm on Saturday, the Derby favorite is again Epicenter, winner of the Louisiana Derby in his last start. Epicenter and Taiba are both at 5-1 and have been trading favorite status for most of the day. Epicenter has the lead in the win pool with $2,770,866 compared to Taiba’s $2,663,619. Santa Anita Derby winner Taiba is making just his third career start.

Messier, who finished second to Taiba last time out, was next at 6-1, with Blue Grass Stakes winner Zandon at 7-1. Zandon was the 3-1 morning-line favorite. Wood Memorial winner Mo Donegal is 9-1. Arkansas Derby winner Cyberknife is at 12-1, and Florida Derby winner White Abarrio rounds out the top tier of favorites at 13-1 odds.

As of 5 pm Saturday, there was over $20 million in the win pool.

(This story will be updated regularly with the latest Derby odds).

Updated Kentucky Derby odds

As of 5 pm Saturday with $21,820,676 in the win pool.

1. Mo Donegal—9-1

2. Happy Jack—19-1

3. Epicenter—5-1

4. Summer Is Tomorrow—32-1

5. Smile Happy—15-1

6. Messier—6-1

7. Crown Pride—17-1

8. Charge It—14-1

9. Tiz the Bomb—26-1

10. Zandon—7-1

11. Pioneer of Medina—50-1

12. Taiba—5-1

13. Simplification — 35-1

14. Barber Road—51-1

15. White Abarrio—13-1

16. Cyberknife—12-1

17. Classic Causeway—76-1

18. Tawny Port—76-1

19. Zozos—45-1

21. Rich Strike—90-1

Note: Ethereal Road, trained by D. Wayne Lukas, was scratched from the Derby on Friday morning.

Check out the chart below for jockey and trainer information, along with each contender’s morning-line odds before the betting began.

This story was originally published May 6, 2022 4:12 PM.

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