Due to the pandemic, the 2020 Kentucky Derby takes place on September 5. Right now, one horse stands above all others, Tiz the Law. Check out top plays and Horse Racing Odds from Kentucky Derby for Saturday, September 5. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks.
Kentucky Derby Horse Racing Odds & Betting Update – Tiz the Law Remains a Solid Fave
- When: September 5 at 6:30 pm ET
- Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY
2020 Kentucky Derby Odds – The 20 Likely Runners
- Tiz the Law +200
- Honor A.P. +450
- Authentic +800
- Art Collector +800
- Cezanne +2000
- Post +1400
- King Guillermo +2500
- Mischievous Alex +6500
- Sole Volante +4000
- Gouverneur Morris +4000
- Rushie +5000
- Azul Coast +15000
- Chestertown +15000
- Finnick the Fierce +17500
- Modernist +10000
- Tap It To Win +10000
- Pneumatic +8000
- Farmington Road +15000
- NY Traffic +2200
- Max Player +3300
Ask the question, “Can any horse beat Tiz the Law?”
The Barclay Tagg trained runner easily handled his foes in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes going 1 1/8 miles. He should get the distance no problem because Constitution sired him and he’s from a Tiznow mare.
Tagg won the 2003 Kentucky Derby with Funny Cide. The New York based trainer is patient with his runners. He believes Tiz the Law should do what he always does, track the speed, take over around the turn, and then pull away under the Twin Spires at Churchill on September 5.
But, we should consider a biological trend that happens to 3-year-old horses this time of the year. If they ran the Derby in May, he’d be an 8/5 runner. Because the Derby is in September, the Law could face late blooming competition.
Then again, if you like Tiz the Law, make sure to play him as soon as possible. He’s scheduled to run in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga on August 8. If the Law wins that race, forget it. Expect 8/5 or even 7/5 odds on Derby Day.
What equine should horseplayers study in the Travers Stakes?
Bob Baffert won the Haskell Invitational with Authentic. He dominated every foe except New York Traffic. But he’s a front runner who most likely will just add pace to the Derby.
Baffert’s got a sneaky play for the August 8 Travers Stakes in Uncle Chuck. Sired by Uncle Mo, Chuck is 2-for-2 lifetime. If he pulls off the Travers upset win, he could go off second choice in the Derby.
You can get odds on Uncle Chuck on MyBookie. The reason they aren’t listed is because Chuck has yet to prove he can hang with Grade 1 stakes runners. Pay attention to the Baffert trainee on August 8 at Saratoga.
What two horses seem to have the best shot to beat Tiz the Law in the 2020 Kentucky Derby?
Honor A.P. is obvious. The Santa Anita Derby winner goes for 2005 Derby winning trainer John Shirreffs. Zenyatta’s trainer saddled Giacomo to take the 2005 Run for the Roses.
Mike Smith rides, and that’s never a bad thing. Plus, Honor A.P. calls Honor Code his sire. Honor A.P.’ grandsire is A.P. Indy. He should have no problem getting the distance.
If you don’t like the odds on Honor A.P. consider Art Collector at +800.
Of the two, Art Collector may have the better shot at Derby glory. Preakness winner Bernardini sired the Derby runner while his broodmare, Distorted Legacy, calls Distorted Humor her dad.
Art Collector tracked a fast pace in the Bluegrass and then drew off in the stretch. He looked as relaxed as can be and, unless he breaks poorly, should track the speed in the Derby and make a decent run.
If you believe, bet on Tiz the Law today to win the 2020 Kentucky Derby
Don’t forget that if you believe Tiz the Law wins the Kentucky Derby, you must bet on the Barclay Tagg runner today.
If the Law dominates in the Travers on August 8, which is likely considering who he’s facing, the odds will drift below +200. So, take the decent odds while you can.
If you don’t like Tiz the Law, consider backing either Honor A.P. or Art Collector.