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2021 Kentucky Derby Odds - Essential Quality heads capacity field of 20

  • We bring you the full list of entries for the 2021 Kentucky Derby
  • This famous race takes place at Churchill Downs on Saturday 1st May
  • 20 runners were confirmed in the final field
  • Essential Quality is the 5/2 favourite with bookmakers Ladbrokes
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Louis Saez, riding Essential Quality, celebrates after winning the Breeders Cup Juvenile at Keenland on November 6, 2020 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Getty)

One of the world's most famous horse races takes place at Churchill Downs on Saturday, as a classy field of colts enters the stalls ahead of the 2021 Kemtucky Derby. A capacity field of 20 runners were confirmed ahead of Saturday's renewal, and the favourite is Brad Cox's runner, Essential Quality.

2021 Kentucky Derby Odds


Name
Odds
Essential Quality5/2
Rock Your World11/2
Hot Rod Charlie9/1
Known Agenda9/1
Highly Motivated11/1
Medina Spirit11/1
Bar14/1

*Odds taken from Ladbrokes on 29/4/21*

2021 Kentucky Derby Entries


Essential Quality2021 Kentucky Derby FavouriteGET 5/2 HERE
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Essential Quality rounded off his juvenile campaign with a win over Hot Rod Charlie at the Breeders' Cup. Brad Cox's star remains unbeaten, having won the Southwest Stakes and the Blue Grass on his way to the Kentucky Derby.

Rock Your World has won all three of his starts this year, and enters the Derby on the back of a superb four-length triumph in the Santa Anita Derby. Hot Rod Charlie won the Louisiana Derby in March, and he too feature prominently in the betting.

Highly Motivated proved he was more than a sprinter when pushing Essential Quality all the way to the line in the Blue Grass. Known Agenda entered on the back of that Florida Derby success, with Super Stock taking the spoils in the recent Arkansas Derby.

Medina Spirit, Dynamic One and Mandaloun have all taken up their Kentucky Derby entries. Other names of note include Bourbonic, Helium, King Fury and Midnight Bourbon.

2021 Kentucky Derby Draw


Draw
Name
1 Known Agenda
2 Like The King
3 Brooklyn Strong
4 Keepmeinmind
5 Sainthood
6 O Besos
7 Mandaloun
8 Medina Spirit
9 Hot Rod Charlie
10 Midnight Bourbon
11 Dynamic One
12 Helium
13 Hidden Stash
14 Essential Quality
15 Rock Your World
16 King Fury
17 Highly Motivated
18 Super Stock
19 Soup And Sandwich
20 Bourbonic
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