Horse Racing Odds: 2024 UAE Derby On Road To The Kentucky Derby

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Written By Brett Gibbons | Last Updated
UAE Derby odds 2024

Saturday marks the running of one of the most prestigious international horse races. Odds for the 2024 UAE Derby will be available on Saturday local time on horse racing apps. Thirteen horses make up this year’s field, which runs 1 1/8 miles on dirt.

Each year, the UAE Derby is the international race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby that gets the most attention. The winner of this race – which recently included Kentucky Derby hopefuls Derma Sotogake and Crown Pride – is awarded 100 Derby points and clinches an invitation to the 150th Run for the Roses. Find full 2024 Kentucky Derby odds here.

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2024 UAE Derby Estimated Odds

Post time for the UAE Derby is 9:50 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 30, from Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, UAE. Find estimated odds below. Final odds won’t become official until post time, per parimutuel regulations.

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1Auto Bahn30-1Julio OlascoagaMickael Barzalona
2Oasis Boy100-1Julio OlascoagaChristophe Soumillon
3Rock Walk25-1Julio OlascoagaJoao Moreira
4Ballon d’Or50-1Mikio MatsunagaNorihiro Yokoyama
5Forever Young8-5Yoshito YahagiRyusei Sakai
6George Tesoro10-1Takayuki KatoYuga Kawada
7Guns and Glory22-1Bhupat SeemarJamie Spender
8Henry Adams10-1Aidan O’BrienRyan Moore
9Killer Collect20-1Bhupat SeemarTadhg O’Shea
10Mendelssohn Bay12-1Bhupat SeemarPatrick Cosgrave
11Navy Seal22-1Aidan O’BrienWayne Lordan
12Pandagate8-1Christophe ClementDylan Davis
13Satono Phoenix40-1Masato NishizonoOisin Murphy

UAE Derby Odds: Past Performances, Horse Profiles

1. Auto Bahn (30-1)

Auto Bahn nudged out Killer Collect last month on the same track the UAE Derby runs on. However, this race is a significant step up in competition. His jockey also weighs in at 131 pounds, 10 more pounds than the rest of the field. In three career races, Auto Bahn won once and placed twice. Experience on this track helps Auto Bahn out, but a lack of dominance in prior runs and the added weight likely sends him off as a longer shot in the field.

2. Oasis Boy (100-1)

Oasis Boy also carries 10 more pounds than many of his competitors in this field. A true longshot, this colt has two wins and a second-place finish in five career starts. He ran in the Saudi Derby (GIII) last month alongside a few others in this field, finishing well behind them; he finished eighth in that race. Anything can happen in horse racing, but it would be a true shock to see Oasis Boy cross the finish line first.

3. Rock Walk (25-1)

Rock Walk is one of the most experienced horses in the field. In eight starts, he has a career record of 3-2-1 and collected over $140K in earnings. A Uraguay-bred colt, he has run races as long as 1 1/2 miles and on multiple surfaces throughout his tenure. The field in the UAE Derby is a notable step up in competition from what Rock Walk has gone against in the past.

4. Ballon d’Or (50-1)

In six starts, Ballon d’OR collected two wins, two shows, and over $130K in earnings. Both of those victories came in Japan, and he finished third to Forever Young in his maiden race. Ballon d’OR likely goes off as the second-longest shot in the field, as his biggest successes came in weak fields.

5. Forever Young (8-5)

Trained by Ryusei Sakai, Forever Young likely goes off as the favorite. Forever Young placed first in last month’s Saudi Derby and is also a presumed favorite to be Japan’s representative in the 2024 Kentucky Derby. While speed figures aren’t available from the Saudi Derby, Forever Young left little doubt about his victory. In four career starts, the colt is undefeated.

6. George Tesoro (10-1)

George Tesoro has a solid track record in sprint races. His most notable finish was second place in a Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby run in the fall in a one-mile race. He’s a well-run horse, competing in seven career races with a 2-2-1 record. Although the UAE Derby adds 1/8 mile to George Tesoro’s notable finish, his blazing speed in sprints makes him an interesting consideration for exotics.

7. Guns and Glory (22-1)

In his last outing, Guns and Glory quite literally ran away with a 12-length victory in the Dubai Marina earlier this month. In three starts, he has that victory and another third-place finish, and his best racing may lie ahead. Though lightly run, his Guns and Glory’s last race is compelling enough to consider this colt for exotics this Saturday.

8. Henry Adams (10-1)

The Aidan O’Brien-trained colt has run against some of the best competition in this field. In Europe, Henry Adams ran twice against GI competition, although he finished fourth both times. When not going against GI competition, Henry Adams is two-for-two in victories, although both came in seven-furlong sprints. The main concerns with this horse is his lack of races on dirt surfaces and not having covered more than seven furlongs.

9. Killer Collect (20-1)

Killer Collect has among the most experience against this field running Saturday. He nudged out Auto Bahn last month but lost to Mendelssohn Bay in the UAE 2000 Guineas. Killer Collect showed improvement race-over-race, although the UAE Derby is a notable step up in competition. He could crash the party and hit the board should that trend of improvement continue into Saturday.

10. Mendelssohn Bay (12-1)

In three career starts, Mendelssohn Bay notched two victories but failed to hit the board once. He covered 3 3/4 lengths in a UAE 2000 Guineas victory, beating out Killer Collect. He’s the third Bhupat Seemar entry in the field, along with Killer Collect and Guns and Glory. Julio Olascoaga is the other trainer with three horses running this weekend.

11. Navy Seal (22-1)

Navy Seal hasn’t run on dirt before, but also didn’t find a ton of success on turf or synthetic tracks. In five starts, Navy Seal notched a victory and finished third once but failed to hit the board three other times. Granted, he went against challenging fields in Europe last fall, running against GI and GII competition. His unproven record justifies longshot odds.

12. Pandagate (8-1)

This Saturday’s field offers little by way of contenders to Forever Young. Pandagate is one of those contenders. The colt has two victories and a show in three career starts, including a decisive victory over American horses in a one-mile race last month. Pandagate has promised on longer tracks, given his pedigree, and could be the lone contender able to give Forever Young a run for his money.

13. Satono Phoenix (40-1)

Another true longshot in the field, Satono Phoenix, has two wins and a place in five starts but also finished fifth and 10th against stakes competition. The latter finish came at the Saudi Derby against much of the same field he’ll run alongside on Saturday.

Good luck navigating UAE Derby odds this weekend!