2017 Kentucky Derby Odds: Always Dreaming Named Early Favorite

The 2017 Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.
With the first leg of the Triple Crown just around the corner, it’s time to take a look at the early betting odds to determine which horses you should keep an eye on as the week continues.
According to the odds released on Monday, Always Dreaming is the slight favorite at 5-to-1. Always Dreaming, a three-year-old colt, has won both races it appeared in this year.
Right behind Always Dreaming are Gunnevera and Classic Empire at 6-to-1.
The 2017 Kentucky Derby is expected to begin just before 7 p.m. ET, with post times scheduled for 6:46 p.m. ET on Saturday evening.
The full betting odds for the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby can be seen below, via Westgate Las Vegas Superbook:

Always Dreaming 5-1
Gunnevera 6-1
Classic Empire 6-1
Irish War Cry 7-1
McCracken 10-1
Gormley 12-1
Hence 12-1
Girvin 15-1
Tapwrit 18-1
Lookin at Lee 20-1
Practical Joke 20-1
Battle of Midway 20-1
Thunder Snow 25-1
Royal Mo 30-1
State of Honor 30-1
Patch 30-1
Sonneteer 30-1
J Boys Echo 30-1
Untrapped 40-1
Irap 40-1
Local Hero 60-1
Fast and Accurate 80-1
Fact Finding 100-1

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