Omaha Beach: Is He An Ideal Kentucky Derby 2019 Champion?
May 1, 2019
On Saturday, May 04, 2019, the horse racing fans all over the world will gather and fill the seats of Churchill Down race track in Louisville, Kentucky. This is for the reason that the 145th edition of the Kentucky Derby will commence opening doors to the mightiest and bravest three-year-old thoroughbred racers which will be vying for the Kentucky crown in Grade 1 Stakes category.
In the early days before the Kentucky Derby is set to date, there are already lots of rumors and predictions as to whose horse racer will head on to win the Kentucky derby crown this year. Some notable names that came out on the first quarter of this year Game Winner and Roadster. These two thoroughbred horse racers where both trained by Bob Baffert and their names were consistently on the list of experts list of 2018 Kentucky Derby winner predictions.
As days go by and as the Kentucky Derby tournament date draws very near, the predictions continue to change and there are lots of new names that have entered on the top favorite list. This happened after the pre-Kentucky Derby season took place where winners have shown incredible racing show which led them to earn their tickets for the upcoming “Run for the Roses”.
One name of horse racer had edged Game Winner and Roadster this week by the name of Omaha Beach. Last February 02, 2019, Omaha Beach had joined buzz in becoming to be one of the toughest horse racers to beat in the Kentucky derby. Let’s take a look how Omaha Beach came up big in the list of latest favorites for the “Run For The Roses: and if he really deserves to be an ideal Kentucky Derby winner this year.
Omaha Beach is trained by Richard Mandella where he purposely threads him with full stability so he can join the Kentucky Derby. This horse racer is a son of War Front who has also shown a great performance in his Kentucky Derby days. The tournaments that Omaha Beach has got into before he decided to join the May 4 action is the Rebel Stakes. He competed in Grade 2 category which was held in Oaklawn Park. He was picked by a different jockey Mike Smith which was a Hall of Famer too. By the time he joined the Rebel Stakes, he earned a lot of bets in all wagering category where he gets a 9-2 odds. He recorded a two-length win by a nose sweeping the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile champion, Game Winner. Because of his incredible win in the Rebel Stakes, a lot of bettors are asking a question betting the Kentucky derby as they see Omaha Beach to be a Kentucky Superstar this season. As the “Fastest Two Minutes In Sports” comes very near, Omaha Beach took his final preparation by going back to Oaklawn Park where he won in the recent Arkansas Derby in the Grade 1 Stakes sweeping Baffert’s Improbable. This clearly manifest that the two stakes he had joined, he successfully defeated the entries of the Hall of Fame trainer Baffert which a lot of fans believed he can do it again in Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky.
Omaha Beach Odds for the Kentucky Derby 2019
Following his amazing victory in Arkansas Derby, Omaha Beach has improved his racing odds which made him be on the top list of favorites. His jockey Mike Smith had to make a tough decision this time. This is because Mike Smith was used wot work with Bob Baffert and a regular rider for Roadster and Game Winner. According to some reliable sources, Mike Smith will be decided by the first Saturday of May of which horse racer he’s going to ride.
Actually, last year’s Triple Crown winner which was Justify was also due to Mike Smith. If he will ride either Roadster or Game Winner, this will be the second year that Mike Smith will be working with Bob Baffert.
Although that Mike Smith wills till decide which horse racer he will ride, Omaha Beach’s fate of winning odds hasn’t changed due to the fact he is still foreseen to perform well in the Kentucky Derby. According to most horse racing fans, the Kentucky Derby on May 4 will be dominated by a tight performance of Game Winner, Roadster, and Omaha Beach where these three contenders get the same level of odds score.
Not only that, Omaha Beach latest standings are on top which means that Roadster and Game Winner is behind him. Also, it’s very interesting to look at to the next two weeks odds of Omaha Beach on how he will doing in the upcoming derby. If Mike Smith decides to ride Omaha Beach, a lot of fans sees him be the favorite to win the Kentucky crown and probably sweep the Preakness and Belmont Stakes respectively to become this year’s Triple Crown winner.