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2011 Kentucky Derby Odds: Pre-Race Action Sees Pants On Fire, Nehro Trade Places

According to the latest 2011 Kentucky Derby odds, Pants on Fire is the hot last-minute pick to win the $1.4 million victor's share of the $2 million purse. Despite coming in with morning line odds of 20/1, Kelly Breen's colt now sits at 7/1, second to only Dialed In, who's slipped from a 4/1 favorite to 5/1 odds through the current update. Not very many experts are picking Pants on Fire to win it all -- pretty sure a lot of this is based on that great name. Sounds super fast!

The cutest odds adjustment: Twice the Appeal, who's halved his odds from 20/1 to 10/1. Twice the Appeal, half the odds! Shackelford, meanwhile, has taken a tumble from 12/1 to 24/1. One-time longshot Watch Me Go now has better odds than Brilliant Speed, Derby Kitten, Twinspired and Santiva -- hard to resist taking a flyer on 50/1 odds, but the No. 20 post positioned contender now has 25/1 odds. The new longshots? Decisive Moment and Comma to the Top, both 35/1.

Midnight Interlude and Mucho Macho Man have both inched their way into single-digit odds, each sitting at 9/1 as of this moment, while Nehro has fallen from the second most-valued contender to fifth.

Complete 2011 Kentucky Derby odds, as of just under an hour before the race's 6:24 pm ET post time:

 

Post No. Horse Jockey Trainer Latest Odds ML

 

1 Archarcharch Jon Court Jinks Fires 13 / 1 10 / 1

 

2 Brilliant Speed Joel Rosario Tom Albertrani 25 / 1 30 / 1

 

3 Twice the Appeal Calvin Borel Jeff Bonde 10 / 1 20 / 1

 

4 Stay Thirsty Ramon Dominguez Todd Pletcher 16 / 1 20 / 1

 

5 Decisive Moment Kerwin Clark Juan Arias 35 / 1 30 / 1

 

6 Comma to the Top Pat Venezuela Peter Miller 35 / 1 30 / 1

 

7 Pants On Fire Rosie Napravnik Kelly Breen 7 / 1 20 / 1

 

8 Dialed In Julien Leparoux Nick Zito 5 / 1 4 / 1

 

9 Derby Kitten Javier Castellano Michael Maker 30 / 1 30 / 1

 

10 Twinspired Mike Smith Michael Maker 30 / 1 30 / 1

 

11 Master of Hounds Garret Gomez Aiden O'Brien 14 / 1 30 / 1

 

12 Santiva Shaun Bridgmohan Eddie Kenneally 30 / 1 30 / 1

 

13 Mucho Macho Man Rajiv Maragh Kathy Ritvo 9 / 1 12 / 1

 

14 Shackelford Jesus Castanon Dale Romans 24 / 1 12 / 1

 

15 Midnight Interlude Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert 9 / 1 10 / 1

 

16 Animal Kingdom John Velazquez Graham Motion 20 / 1 30 / 1

 

17 Soldat Alan Garcia Kiaran McLaughlin 14 / 1 12 / 1

 

18 Uncle Mo John Velazquez Todd Pletcher SCR SCR

 

19 Nehro Corey Nakatani Steve Asmussen 10 / 1 6 / 1

 

20 Watch Me Go Rafael Bejarano Kathleen O'Connell 25 / 1 50 / 1

The 2011 Kentucky Derby post time is at 6:24 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, May 7th and SB Nation has everything you need to prepare for it - current Derby odds, contender profiles, field updates and more. You can find all of that and more at our 2011 Kentucky Derby StoryStream. Also, our horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come has two must-read resources for Derby fans: A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.