Epicenter, Messier, Taiba See Shortest Kentucky Derby Odds

  • Epicenter leads the Kentucky Derby odds boards with +450 odds to win.
  • Messier and Taiba are next, both with +650 odds to win the Kentucky Derby.
  • Zandon has +800 odds to win the Kentucky Derby.

LOUISVILLE, Ky.- The Kentucky Derby is set to kick off on May 7, 2022, which means it is fast approaching.

Early Kentucky Derby odds have already gone up at the best online horse racing sportsbooks.

These odds paint a picture of a competitive race, with several reasonable favorites, but no overwhelming ones.

Kentucky Derby 2022 Odds

  • Epicenter +450
  • Messier +650
  • Taiba +650
  • Zandon +800
  • Mo Donegal +1000
  • White Abarrio +1100
  • Smile Happy +1400
  • Charge It +1600
  • Tiz The Bomb +1600
  • Early Voting +1800
  • Cyberknife +2000
  • Simplification +2000
  • Zozos +2000

Epicenter, at +400, is the favorite to win the race out of all of the horses listed on the odds boards at the moment.

The horse has won four of the six races he participated in, and finished second in another, with only one poor finish to his name.

A three-year-old colt trained by Steve Asmussen, Epicenter was bred in Kentucky, and the Kentucky Derby is a race he was born to win.

Messier and Taiba are the next contenders on the boards, both of them with +650 odds to win the Kentucky Derby in 2022.

Both horses are trained by Tim Yakteen and finished first and second in the Santa Anita Derby in April.

Messier has never finished below second place in his career, while Taiba has only run two races, but has won both of them.

Taiba and Messier have been steadily rising up the odds boards as the fourth-placed Zandon has fallen.

Only a few days ago, Zandon was sitting closer to +500 than either of the Tim Yakteen pair, but now he has fallen to +800.

It’s early, so the odds are fluid at the moment, and online gambling fans should take advantage of this fluidity to pick the horses they want at the prices they want.