Bet On The 2019 Pennsylvania Derby – Morning Line Odds and Picks

The Pennsylvania Derby is the biggest race in the nation this coming Saturday, with a $1 million purse up for grabs for three-year olds at Parx Racing just outside of Philadelphia.  The race is a 1 1/8 mile distance on a dirt track, and the race boasts a very strong field this year with some of the nations top 3-year-olds getting their last chance at a major win at the key age for horses.

In this article I will outline the morning line odds for the seven horses set to compete in the race this year, give my favorite pick to win and also provide a simple three step guide to getting your Pennsylvania Derby bets placed online.

2019 Pennsylvania Derby Betting Odds

Here are the morning line odds and post positions for this years edition of the Pennsylvania Derby.  Remember that these odds are not fixed and will change throughout the day depending on the amount of money bet on each horse.

  1. Math Wizard 8-1
  2. Improbable 3-1
  3. Shanghai Security 30-1
  4. War of Will 5-1
  5. Spun to Run 8-1
  6. Mr. Money 4-1
  7. Maximum Security 9-5

Maximum Security is the favorite coming out of gate 7. This is a horse that was the fastest at the Kentucky Derby (DQ aside), and who is coming off a nice win at the Haskell Invitational in July. He is the rightful favorite, and this will be another opportunity to show that he truly is the best 3-year-old this season, and would have been a real threat for the Triple Crown if it wasn’t for the DQ.

Improbable is the second favorite in this stacked field, but he’s only won 1 of his last 5 races, which he won over a distance of just 1 mile last month. I don’t like him at these odds.

Mr. Money at 4-1 is an interesting play considering he’s won four straight races (all G3) coming into this race. It will be a step up in competition, but he should still be on your radar.

My Pick

I think this will be a runaway victory for Maximum Security on Saturday. I truly believe this horse would have won the Triple Crown this year if he hadn’t been DQ’d in the Derby. He had an off race at the Pegasus in June, but that was only over 1 1/16 miles, and I think the 1 1/8 and 1 1/4 mile races suit Maximum Security better. That said, he had a solid race winning the Haskell Invitational last month, and I think he will be back on his A-game heading into this race.

I like Maximum Security to win this race by a few lengths.

Play: Maximum Security 9-5

How To Bet On The Pennsylvania Derby Online

Follow this quick 3 step guide to place your Pennsylvania Derby bets online.  I will be using BetOnline as the sportsbook in this guide and they accept players from around the world, including the United States.

#1. Open a Account

First you will need to join an online sportsbook.  BetOnline is our top rated betting site for American residents, and a great site for any sports bettors around the world.  They have a very easy to use racebook and also offer a $25 risk free bet on your first horse racing wager.  This free $25 horse racing bet is in addition to the massive first deposit bonus offered at BetOnline.

Click here to visit  Then fill out the small form on the home page to open your account and click the green ‘Join Now’ button.

#2. Make a Deposit

Next you’ll need to make a deposit to have funds with which to bet on the race.  BetOnline accepts Visa, MasterCard, bitcoin, litecoin, skrill, neteller and more, so you won’t have any trouble funding your account or cashing out your winnings. offers new players a sign up bonus equal to 50% of your first deposit, up to a maximum of $1000.  And if you use bitcoin for your deposit, the bonus is even better!  Their bitcoin bonus is a 100% matching bonus up to $1000.

#3. Place Your Pennsylvania Derby Bets

You’re now ready to bet on the race.

Once on the BetOnline website, select ‘Racebook’ from the top navigation bar to go to the racebook section of the site.

You should then select ‘Parx Racing’ from the left sidebar under the ‘American Thoroughbred’.  The Pennsylvania Derby is the 11th race on Saturday’s card and has a post time of 5:48pm EST, so find the corresponding race to those details and you will have found the betting lines for the Pennsylvania Derby.

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

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