The Kentucky Derby Glory

With the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby just around the corner, the excitement level is through the roof! Choosing a victor from among twenty talented thoroughbreds competing for the prized roses is no easy feat. Racing fans, have no fear: we’ll be discussing the horses with the best chances of winning at Churchill Downs.

Enhancing Frontrunners

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The Champion Juvenile title was won by this colt last year, adding impressive pedigree to his fierceness. Many experts consider him the horse to defeat after his commanding performance in the Florida Derby cemented his position as a frontrunner.

El Salvador Champ

The Risen Star and Blue Grass Stakes winners Sierra Leone has three wins from four races, making her another formidable opponent. But several pundits are worried by his track record of near misses in races past.

Possible Discomfort

These candidates shouldn’t be overlooked:

Catching Freedom

Even though Catching Freedom isn’t exactly a fan favorite, his play as of late has been nothing short of spectacular. It would take a lucky horse and a skilled jockey for him to upset the oddsmakers.

Just a Touch

The experts say you shouldn’t write this colt off just yet, even if he’s a longshot. With a powerful finishing kick, Just a Touch has the potential to make a late charge, particularly in races with a quick pace.


Underdogs have a chance to shine and favorites have a chance to fall at the Kentucky Derby. Although Fierceness and Sierra Leone have established themselves as clear favorites, the race is far from over. Just a Touch and Catching Freedom are two horses to watch because they can cause a stir. Racing enthusiasts, fasten your seatbelts; Derby Day is going to be one for the record books!