This Saturday, Oaklawn Park Race Track in Hot Springs, Arkansas will showcase some horses who could battle it out at Churchill Downs next month, in one of the final tune-up races for the Kentucky Derby.
Magnum Moon, who is currently sitting at odds of 16/1 to win the Kentucky Derby, will be the favorite heading into raceday at odds of 8/5. Solomini and Combatant are two other Kentucky Derby hopefuls who will battle with Magnum Moon this week.
In this article I will outline the morning line odds for the 2018 Arkansas Derby, give my pick for the winner of the race and also provide a 3 step guide to betting on the Arkansas Derby online.
2018 Arkansas Derby Odds
Here are the morning line odds for this years Arkansas Derby. The odds will change as the race approaches depending on the amount of money wagered on each horse.
- Magnum Moon 8/5
- Solomini 2/1
- Quip 9/2
- Combatant 6/1
- Tenfold 10/1
- Dream Baby Dream 15/1
- Machismo 20/1
- Beautiful Shot 30/1
- Plainsman 30/1
This is shaping up to be a two horse race with Magnum Moon and Solomini expected to battle it out for the win. Quip and Combatant are the other two horses being given a legitimate shot, while the other 5 horses are long shots.
It’s hard to pick against Magnum Moon in this spot. He beat both Solomini and Combatant in the recent Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park and I expect him to once again finish ahead of those horses. That said, I see some value on Tenfold at 10/1. He’s impressed in his two races so far this year winning both. This is a huge step up in competition for him, but I think he could have what it takes to compete with these other top horses.
Play: Tenfold 10/1
How To Bet On The Arkansas Derby in the USA
Follow this simple 3 step guide to get your bets in on this years Arkansas Derby online.
Step 1. Open a BetOnline.ag Account
First you will need to open an online sports betting account where you will place your Arkansas Derby wagers. BetOnline has an extremely easy to navigate racebook and they offer a free $25 bet on horse racing to new players in addition to their regular first deposit bonus of up to $2500.
Step 2. Deposit Funds
BetOnline accepts Visa, MasterCard, skrill, neteller, bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum, and more.
New sign ups receive a 50% matching bonus up to $2500 on all first deposits. And if you choose to deposit via bitcoin your deposit will be matched at a rate of 100%, up to $1000.
Step 3. Bet
Now’s the fun part. Placing your bet on the race.
Once at the BetOnline website select ‘Horses’ in the top navigation bar and then select ‘Oaklawn Park’ under the ‘Tracks’ header. The Arkansas Derby is the 11th race of the day at Oakland Park and has a post time of 6:18 pm. Find the race and then place your bets!
Check out our horse race betting info page for all the details about the various wagers you can make.
I think that’s it. Are you ready to bet? Click here to visit BetOnline.ag.