Kentucky Derby 2020 Odds: South Bend

Kentucky Derby Profile: South Bend

By Ed McNamara

South Bend Horse

South Bend – Courtesy of Churchill Downs/Coady Photography.

This late entry and fellow 50-1 shot Necker Island are the only horses in the field with two wins at Churchill.

Unfortunately for South Bend, he’s lost nine in a row (eight this year) after starting his career 3-for-3.

He made slight improvement in his last two starts (a distant fourth in the Travers, a close second in a weak Ohio Derby), but it would be a big surprise if he could even finish fourth on Saturday.

In the money three times in grass stakes (0-for-5), so he would have had a much better chance in the American Turf on the Derby undercard. No chance to win; best-case scenario is he plods into the bottom half of the superfecta.


Odds: 50-1

Post position: 8

Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione

Trainer: Bill Mott

Owners: Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable, Peter Deutsch and Pantofel Stable

Career record: 12-3-2-2

Career earnings: $390,114

Top Equibase speed figure: 103

Kentucky Derby points: 18

Pedigree: Algorithms-Sandra’s Rose, by Old Trieste

Color: Bay

Running style: Closer

Notes: Gaffalione is a rising star and one of the country’s better young riders. He worked out a great trip while winning last year’s Preakness on War of Will, and they might have been close in the Derby if not for a nearly disastrous incident that led to the disqualification of Maximum Security … Hall of Famer Mott finally got his Derby trophy thanks to that DQ, which handed the victory to 65-1 shot Country House … South Bend ran 11 times for Stanley Hough before being moved to Mott’s stable prior to the Travers.

2020 Kentucky Derby Odds
PP Horse Odds Trainer Jockey
1 Finnick the Fierce 50-1 Rey Hernandez Martin Garcia
2 Max Player 30-1 Steve Asmussen Ricardo Santana, Jr.
3 Enforceable 30-1 Mark Casse Adam Beschizza
4 Storm the Court 50-1 Peter Eurton Julien Leparoux
5 Major Fed 50-1 Greg Foley James Graham
6 King Guillermo 20-1 Juan Carlos Avila Samy Camacho
7 Money Moves 30-1 Todd Pletcher Javier Castellano
8 South Bend 50-1 Jose L. Ortiz William I. Mott
9 Mr. Big News 50-1 Bret Calhoun Gabriel Saez
10 Thousand Words 15-1 Bob Baffert Florent Geroux
11 Necker Island 50-1 Chris Hartman Miguel Mena
12 Sole Volante 30-1 Patrick Biancone Luca Panici
13 Attachment Rate 50-1 Dale Romans Joe Talamo
14 Winning Impression 50-1 Dallas Stewart Joe Rocco, Jr.
15 NY Traffic 20-1 Saffie Joseph, Jr. Paco Lopez
16 Honor A. P. 5-1 John A Shirreffs Mike Smith
17 Tiz the Law 3-5 Barclay Tagg Manny Franco
18 Authentic 8-1 Bob Baffert John Velazquez