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Tuley's Takes: Horses and underdogs to watch

May 3, 2022 08:00 PM
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It’s Kentucky Derby Week, my favorite week of the year!

Well, one of my favorites as I know I said the same thing with Week 1 of the NFL season, Breeders’ Cup Week, Super Bowl Week, March Madness and several other times during the year.

But this week is pretty exciting with the Kentucky Derby on Saturday in the midst of the NBA and NHL playoffs, the daily fun of MLB and even the USFL as long as it’s profitable.

So, as has become our custom here, let’s get my “takes” on the spring sports betting landscape.

Tuley’s Takes on the Kentucky Derby

They held the draw for the Derby on Monday, so we have the field of 20 set. As I mentioned last week, I have pieces of tickets on Mo Donegal at 100-1, Simplification at 85-1 and Zandon, the 3-1 morning-line favorite, at 20-1, and they all drew into the field as expected. I also have a ticket on Ethereal Road at 135-1 but haven’t mentioned him here or anywhere as he was far down the points standings and I wasn’t even confident he would make the “also eligible” list, yet he’s in the main field for an extra long shot.

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