Santa Anita Derby favorites
SANTA ANITA DERBY FAVORITES
Lookin At Lucky, trained by Hall-of-Famer Bob Baffert, is already among the favorites to win the May 1 Kentucky Derby.
So it is understandable that horse players attending Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby, a main prep race for the Derby, will be looking elsewhere for betting value and rooting interest.
Lookin At Lucky will start from the seventh post Saturday in the $750,000 Grade I race, and his main challenge is expected to come from Sidney’s Candy, Caracortado and Alphie’s Bet.
Looking at Lucky has morning-line odds of 4-5, with Sidney’s Candy at 3-2, Caracortado at 5-1 and Alphie’s Bet at 8-1.
Those four prized 3-year-olds have gone to the starting gate a total of 22 times and have won 16. Lookin At Lucky has won six times, Caracortado five, Sidney’s Candy three and Alfie’s Bet twice.
Garrett Gomez will ride Lookin At Lucky, Paul Atkinson on Caracortado, Joe Talamo will ride Sidney’s Candy and Alex Solis is on Alfie’s Bet.
— Bill Dwyre