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Latest odds for 2022 Kentucky Derby

We take a look at how the prices are as of now on the day before the Run for the Roses in Louisville.

Zandon, with Flavien Prat up, wins the Blue Grass Stakes on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Keeneland race course. Michael Clevenger/Courier Journal / USA TODAY NETWORK

UPDATE: Rich Strike pulled off the stunning upset with 80-1 odds at post time. Epicenter finished second and Zandon finished third.

The Run for the Roses is here, and this afternoon the winner of the 148th Kentucky Derby will be crowned.

Wagering on horse racing is a parimutuel endeavor, which means the odds are set based on the amount of dollars wagered on each horse at the track. As the prize pool moves up and down based on the wagering activity already accepted, so too do the odds.

The morning line is set by a track oddsmaker, and at Churchill Downs that’s the longtime position of former track announcer Mike Battaglia. But that’s just a projection, and the dollars that come in the door is what determines the odds right up until post time.

Here are the opening odds, followed by the latest track odds, from Churchill Downs ahead of the 2022 Kentucky Derby (as of Saturday afternoon at 6:44 p.m.):

1. Mo Donegal, 10-1, now 10-1

2. Happy Jack, 30-1, now 21-1

3. Epicenter, 7-2, now 4-1

4. Summer Is Tomorrow, 30-1, now 35-1

5. Smile Happy, 20-1, now 15-1

6. Messier, 8-1, now 6-1

7. Crown Pride, 20-1, now 17-1

8. Charge It, 20-1, now 16-1

9. Tiz the Bomb, 30-1, now 29-1

10. Zandon, 3-1, now 6-1

11. Pioneer of Medina, 30-1, now 54-1

12. Taiba, 12-1, now 5-1

13. Simplification, 20-1, now 35-1

14. Barber Road, 30-1, now 58-1

15. White Abarrio, 10-1, now 14-1

16. Cyberknife, 20-1, now 14-1

17. Classic Causeway, 30-1, now 79-1

18. Tawny Port, 30-1, now 78-1

19. Zozos, 20-1, now 46-1

20. Rich Strike, 30-1, now 81-1

Ethereal Road, scratched

Rattle N Roll, scratched