Let’s face it – you can go to the track and bet a lot of things, including win, place and show, exactas, trifectas, superfectas, Pick 3’s and Pick 6’s, and so on. But whatever they’ve got to offer, you can be assured that VietBet has more. And it’s going to make your Kentucky Derby day all the more pleasurable. Remember that the race starts around 6:50 PM ET (that’s post-time) at Churchill Downs in Louisville.
At the track, you can only bet ON certain horses. But at VietBet, you can also bet AGAINST them too. For example, you can wager on the favorite, Justify, which is +335, but if you don’t think that horse is going to win, you can lay -400 that the “field” wins, which means any other horse included in the 20-contestant field. This “two-way” wagering is unique, and if you’ve got a sharp mind, you might be able to do pretty well with it.
You can bet that a horse will have a top-five finish. So it makes sense that a favorite like Justify is -160, while Mendelssohn is even money (+100). If you are partial to a deep closer with a longer price, like My Boy Jack, this may be an opportunity to get paid (he is +215 in this prop).
There are also some “gimmicks” to play as well. For instance, you can lay -147 that the winning horse’s name is one word only; obviously, some examples of this would be Justify or Audible. As for two or three words in the winning horse’s name, you get a price of +127.
There are 20 horses entered, and you can place wagers on them as a group, like you could at the roulette table. If the saddlecloth of the winner is 1-10, you’ll be laying a -127 price to get paid. Anything from 11-20 brings +107. You can also go with the groups of 1-5, 6-10, 11-15 and 16-20.
Did the winner of the Derby also win his last race? You can wager that he did, for which you’ll have to lay -275. Kentucky-breds have a tendency to dominate the action, and indeed it is a -823 favorite that this is where your winner will come from (the takeback on that – the “NO” if you will, is +562). Will the winner’s name start with the letters A through H? For you fans of Audible or Good Magic, for example, that price is +138.
And you have a chance to do some real handicapping when it comes to the head-to-head matchups. These are also props that you will NOT find at any brick-and-mortar pari-mutuel facility. And they impact the horses involved, regardless of whether they win, place or show. These prices are pretty tight, so you will encounter a proposition between Audible and Hofberg, who dueled it out in the Florida Derby. Audible – which by the way is being sponsored by Amazon for this race – is the -160 favorite in this two-way wager, with Hofberg priced at +130. As for the two favorites in the race, Justify is the -160 choice over Mendelssohn, who is +130.
More options give you more ways to win and therefore more fun. That is why it makes sense to check out VietBet on Derby Day, and for all the big races!
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