Zandon Offers Valuable Odds In The 2022 Kentucky Derby

Is Zandon The Best Darkhorse Pick For The 2022 Kentucky Derby?

Zandon has +800 odds to win the 2022 Kentucky Derby.
Flavien Prat will ride Zandon in the Kentucky Derby.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The 2022 running of the Kentucky Derby will take place in under a week on Saturday, May 7, as it kicks off the first leg of the three Triple Crown races. While Epicenter is the overall favorite to win the race, there are some horses with longer odds that could potentially steal the show.

One horse to keep an eye on is Zandon. Zandon has the fourth shortest odds to win the 2022 Kentucky Derby on online sportsbooks and offers great value.

2022 Kentucky Derby Odds

Epicenter +400
Messier +650
Taiba +650
Zandon +800
Mo Donegal +1000
White Abarrio +1100

Zandon The Darkhorse

There is a lot that goes into backing up Zandons 2022 Kentucky Derby odds making their odds a great choice.

First off, Zandon has participated in four races and finished inside of the top-3 all four times. That includes two first-place finishes at the Maiden Special Weight and the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.

The supporting cast behind Zandon also makes his case to win even stronger. Chad Brown is the mastermind trainer here and has been nothing short of elite over the last five years having finished in the top-5 in wins each year.

Right now, in 2022, Brown has accumulated 76 wins from 146 starters of an overall 228 starts. That also includes 47-second place finishes and 21 in third place. In his last five races, he has also been hot with five straight top-3 finishes.

As for the jockey, Flavien Prat has the honor of taking the reins on Zandon in the Kentucky Derby. Prat has won two of his last three races and finished third in the other.

In 2022, he has 86 wins, 67 second-place finishes, and 40 third-place finishes. One ongoing trend to keep in mind here is that in the last four races that Prat has run under Chad Brown as the trainer, each of them has come inside of the top-10 with three in the top-5 and one win.

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