Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia on Kentucky Derby

May 3, 2011 6:07 AM

Bet all-all-all-all! Sound advice from Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia in assessing this wide open 20-horse cavalry charge that is the 137th Kentucky Derby. 

"It only costs $16,000 for a 10-cent super to break even betting all-all-all-all, so why not?" he jokingly told GamingToday’s Richard Saber. "You could also play that in a $1 wager for $100,000 and break even."

Those not so exotic can take Dialed In as Battaglia’s 4-1 favorite. Uncle Mo is 9-2, while at 8-1 are Archarcharch, Nehro and Toby’s Corner. Soldat is 10-1, Mucho Macho Man 12-1 and Shackleford 15-1. The longest shots: Twinspired, Watch Me Go and Decisive Moment are 50-1.