Bet On The Springboard Mile 2018
The top four finishers in the Springboard Mile will be awarded Kentucky Derby qualifying points on a 10-4-2-1 scale. As of now, handicappers looking for a top contender at a big price can make a future bet wager at Bovada or another top-rated online racebook.
Breaking from down on the inside gate, Epic Dreamer has been installed as a solid 8-5 morning line favorite by the Remington oddsmaker. Sired by 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb, Epic Dreamer picked up his maiden win in his second lifetime try, taking the field wire-to-wire racing 1 1/16 miles.
Prior to that he ran second in his career debut behind the very highly rated Vekoma, just 1 3/4 lengths back in a very fast six-furlong time.
It is off those two effort that he gets the nod for favorite here, but in a big field at low odds it makes sime sense to try and beat him.
Six Shooter Is Live At A Price
Last out Six Shooter sat off a very quick early pace racing one mile on the dirt at Churchill Downs and then found his best stride in the lane, running down a strong favorite to win going away at odds of 13-1.
This time, Six Shooter is 8-1 in the ML odds, and offers good value in a field with lots of big long shots hoping to grab a piece of the prize money.
Second choice in the ML at odds of 3-1 is New York-bred Bankit, one of the few in the race with previous stakes experience. He in fact comes in off a win in the Sleepy Hollow Stakes at Belmont Park, his third consecutive stakes start and second in-the-money finish.
Dunph Could Be The Upsetter
In a race that offers lots of betting value, Dunph is worth a long look at 10-1 in the morning line.
After starting his career with two consecutive wins – the second by 7 3/4 lengths in a restricted stakes race – he stepped up to graded-stakes racing for the (G2) Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes where he caught a sloppy track and finished ninth.
If he likes the firmer footing at Remington on Sunday, he could pull the upset at very long odds.
The Springboard Mile goes Sunday, December 16 from Remington Park in Oklahoma City. It’s race #11 of 12 on the card, with an expected post time of 7:52 PM Eastern.
Springboard Mile Picks
- 1) #4 – Six Shooter
- 2) #1 – Epic Dreamer
- 3) #10 – Dunph
- 4) #8 – Bankit
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