Kentucky Derby 2018: Join RaceBets for 33/1 on Favourite Mendelssohn

This is a great weekend of Flat Racing with much of the focus in the UK directed towards the 1000 and 2000 Guineas renewals at Newmarket. Outside of the country however, one of the richest sporting events in the world goes off on the other side of the Atlantic.

The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby takes place at Churchill Downs on Saturday with some of the best racers on the planet competing for a prize fund worth a staggering $2m USD. Naturally it’s a big day for the betting community too so now may be the best time to get involved with RaceBets who are offering a generous 33/1 price boost on the favourite.

Market Options

This is a new customer offer which quotes 33/1 on a horse which is widely listed as the 7/2 favourite across the sportsbooks. Elsewhere, Mendelssohn is on offer at a best industry price of 4/1 with SportingBet and 188Bet.

It is tight at the top however with Justify in second place at 9/2 with Coral while Audible follows on at a top price of 7/1 with William Hill. It could therefore be a close race but if you had already made up your mind to back Mendelssohn, it’s worth looking at this RaceBets offer in further detail.

Significant Terms


Remember, this is for new customers only so if you have no dealings with RaceBets at present you can cross over and complete a very simple sign up. The operator only asks you for very basic information before taking you across to the cashier in order to add funds to cover the bet.

The minimum deposit set by this deal is £10.00 by debit or credit card so please fund at least this amount and remember to input the Promo Code Kentucky33 when prompted to do so.

Funds should clear straight away and you can then stake up to £1.00 or currency equivalent on Mendelssohn to win the Kentucky Derby 2018. If that bet comes in, payment will work as follows:

Payment and Wagering Requirement

An initial payment will be made in cash based on the standard market price for a Mendelssohn win at the time you place the bet. The balance, up to that enhanced figure of 33/1, will then come back as a series of free bet tokens.

Tokens are referred to as Bonus Cash by this bookmaker and they come with a rollover requirement so you will need to play through the bonus amount three times using odds of 1.50 or longer. Complete this cycle within 30 days and you can then withdraw any profits.

Form Horse

We’ve given you the main points of this deal and you can check all the ts and cs in full on the RaceBets offers page but what chance does this promo have of landing?

The Aidan O’Brien trained Mendelssohn first came to the attention of punters when he won the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turfbak in 2017 and his victory in the UAE Derby by a huge margin in excess of 18 lengths put the horse to the top of the market for Saturday’s race at Churchill Downs.

In seven overall outings, Mendelssohn has four wins but is peaking and just getting better. There is some competition as we’ve seen from the standard betting but if you were committing to Mendelssohn, odds of 33/1 are unlikely to be beaten for new customers to RaceBets.