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Weekend wagers: Vegas picks for the Kentucky Derby, five other sports


The best jockey in the world is atop one of racing's hottest horses from the stable of the best trainer in the game.

How is the Todd Pletcher-trained, Irad Ortiz Jr.-riding Known Agenda not considered at least the second favorite in this afternoon’s 147th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs? The high-pedigree, Curlin-sired horse isn’t even close at some shops in Las Vegas, including Station Sports where he’s tied for the fourth lowest odds — behind Essential Quality, Hot Rod Charlie and Rock Your World and tied with Highly Motivated — at 8-to-1.