2024 Florida Derby Betting Odds at Gulfstream racecourse

Saturday, 30 March 2024

Fierceness heads the betting market for the 2024 Florida Derby and the three-year-old could take all the beating. John R Velazquez will be on board a horse who was third in his previous encounter, having been in the winners’ enclosure on more than one occasion in the past season.

The bookmakers think that the top three runners are a cut above the competition, with Conquest Warrior looking like an interesting horse based on successive wins. Hades has also recorded more than one victory, with eleven runners going to post at Gulfstream Park and Bail Us Out is another intriguing encounter.

2024 Florida Derby Tips

We’ve got the exciting prospect of the Florida Derby this weekend and this has been in operation since 1952. There are some talented runners and riders competing over nine furlongs, with the three-year-olds battling it out on the left-handed track at Gulfstream Park.

Which horses will follow in the footsteps of Known Agenda, White Abarrio and Forte to enter the Hall of Fame when it comes to this race. Todd Pletcher has previously saddled seven winners and he looks to have a viable contender in the form of Fierceness. The horse was last seen finishing third in a previous outing.

The horse ran at Gulfstream Park on 3 February and was sent off as the 1/5 favourite although the charge was unable to oblige and it’s worth noting that Hades was the winner on that occasion. Previously to this, there was a win in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and that explains why the bookies install the runner as favourite.

Hades looks a backable price to beat Fierceness for the second successive race, with the Joseph Orseno-trained runner having landed a couple of successes last year. Conquest Warrior is trained by Claude R McGaughey III and the horse comes into the race after winning at Gulfstream Park on 1 March.