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Kentucky Derby: Fierceness’ odds keep shrinking ahead of the 150th race

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MAY 02: Fierceness trains on the track during morning workouts ahead of the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 02, 2024 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Fierceness is the overwhelming favorite ahead of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Fierceness enters the Kentucky Derby as a huge favorite win the 150th running of the race. If he wins, Fierceness would be the first favorite to win the Kentucky Derby since 2018. Earlier in the week, Fierceness opened with 3-1 Morning Line odds.

The Todd Pletcher-trained horse has finished first and third in his two starts this season and won two of three starts in 2023. Fierceness won the Florida Derby in March by 13.5 lengths after pulling away down the stretch. Fierceness led wire-to-wire and had a 1.5-length lead at the three-quarter pole.

Sierra Leone opened with the second best odds and has won both of his starts this year and has three firsts and a second in four career starts. Sierra Leone is starting from the No. 2 post position while Fierceness launches from the 17th spot.

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  1. Dornoch, 21-1

  2. Sierra Leone, 5-1

  3. Mystik Dan, 16-1

  4. Catching Freedom, 8-1

  5. Catalytic, 32-1

  6. Just Steel, 22-1

  7. Honor Marie, 13-1

  8. Just a Touch, 10-1

  9. Encino (scratched)

  10. TO Password, 46-1

  11. Forever Young, 6-1

  12. Track Phantom, 41-1

  13. West Saratoga, 23-1

  14. Endlessly, 47-1

  15. Domestic Product, 28-1

  16. Grand Mo the First, 45-1

  17. Fierceness, 7/2

  18. Stronghold, 36-1

  19. Resilience, 29-1

  20. Society Man, 46-1

  21. Epic Ride, 44-1