It’s Triple Crown season again, ladies and gentlemen. It’s time to check out which horses to watch out for in the upcoming 2022 Kentucky Derby, including the sleepers, of course. Speaking of which, we will take a look at three horses that are not the favorites but we think have a serious chance of making loud noises at Churchill Downs this coming Saturday at this year’s edition of the Run for the Roses.
Sleeper Picks and Predictions for the 2022 Kentucky Derby
Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky USA
When: Saturday, May 7, 2022, 6:57 PM ET
Triple Crown Lines: Odds on a Triple Crown winner in 2022
TV Broadcast: NBC / NBC Sports
Tiz The Bomb (+2700)
Another horse with plenty of success already is Tiz The Bomb, who has five wins in eight starts. This 3-year-old colt has won both of its last two races, topping the field in the John Battaglia Memorial last March and the Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks a month later. Those races, however, were on a sytethick surface, so there are some reservations about whether Tiz The Bomb can keep it up on dirt at Churchill Downs. Still, with his record, Tiz The Bomb is one horse that should be getting plenty of action for those looking for extra value.
This 3-year-old colt is coming in hot to Churchill Downs. While it took three races for this horse to win its first race and placed sixth in the Grade 3 Lecomte, Cyberknife has seemingly turned a corner with back-to-back wins at Fair Grounds back in February and in the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby last April. It also worth nothing that Cyberknife placed second in his debut at Churchill Downs in September 2021 but was disqualified for bumping another horse down the stretch. Nevertheless, with consecutive grades stakes wins before Saturday’s big race, Cyberknife is defintely a non-favorite horse bettors hunting for sleepers should be keeping a very close eye on.
Crown Pride (+2800)
Looking for a horse with some foreign flavor? Crown Pride could be your ticket to success in Kentucky Derby betting. Hailing from Japan, Crown Pride went undefeated in two races in its home country. It finished sixth in the Hyacinth Stakes in Tokyo last February but really made serious noise when it won the Grade 2 UAE Derby in March. That victory in the Middle East got Crown Pride the 100 points it needed to qualify for the 2022 Kentucky Derby.
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