Strong contenders among the 2021 Kentucky Derby outsiders

While the likes of Essential Quality and Rock Your World garner all of the attention, there are a number of outsiders for the Kentucky Derby that have a genuine hope of upsetting the odds...

The Triple Crown races kick off this Saturday with the Kentucky Derby at the historic Churchill Downs racecourse in Louisville.

On Thursday, Planet Sport previewed the top contenders for the Kentucky Derby. Today, we'll be taking a look at the outsiders, including one in particular that attracts the eye.

King Fury (20/1)

Trainer: Kenneth McPeek Jockey: Brian J Hernandez, Jr.

2021 form: 1-1-0-0 Career form: 6-3-0-0

Silks: Royal blue, white stars, white stars on red sleeves, red cap

Won the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland last time out in the last Kentucky Derby prep to run. King Fury was the last horse to enter the Kentucky Derby field, having picked up only 20 qualifying points. Has won twice under the twin spires at Churchill Downs already. Named after boxer Tyson Fury, who will be in attendance.

Planet Sport rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Dynamic One (20/1)

Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: Jose Ortiz

2021 form: 3-1-1-0 Career form: 5-1-2-0

Silks: Black, cherry cap

It took four tries just to break his maiden and win a race. Followed this up by claiming a decent second place in what was a very odd Wood Memorial at Aqueduct. Trainer has won the Kentucky Derby previously.

Planet Sport rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

O Besos (20/1)

Trainer: Gregory Foley Jockey: Marcelino Pedroza

2021 form: 3-1-0-1 Career form: 5-2-0-1

Silks: Black and red vertical halves, red and black emblem, black sleeves, black cap

Third in the Louisiana Derby last time out, closing from far out of it. Doesn't have enough early speed to contend. Best win was in a much lower level race and not stakes company.

Planet Sport rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Super Stock (30/1)

Trainer: Steve Asmussen Jockey: Ricardo Santana, Jr.

2021 form: 2-1-0-0 Career form: 8-2-2-2

Silks: Blue and white halves, red 'AW' on a red-framed white diamond, blue sleeves, white cap

Won the Arkansas Derby as a mild upset after stalking the early pace. Family-owned and trained. May be able to pull off another miracle if he can get over from the outside. Solid form including finishing fourth in the Rebel Stakes and third in both the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland and the Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky Derby will take place.

Planet Sport rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Soup and Sandwich (30/1)

Trainer: Mark Casse Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione

2021 form: 3-2-1-0 Career form: 3-2-1-0

Silks: White, red dots, black sleeves, red cap

Second in the Florida Derby, losing from the lead. Lightly raced with only three career races. Early speed but may not be fast enough to compete at this level.

Planet Sport rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Bourbonic (30/1)

Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: Kendrick Carmouche

2021 form: 3-2-1-0 Career form: 6-3-1-0

Silks: Black, gold chevrons on sleeves, black cap

Upset winner of the Wood Memorial at 72/1, closing strongly while the field looked to be running in quicksand. Absolutely no early speed to compete and would need an extremely fast pace to close into for a chance at a place. Some victories in claiming races.

Planet Sport rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars

Like the King (50/1)

Trainer: Wesley Ward Jockey: Drayden Van Dyke

2021 form: 2-1-1-0 Career form: 6-3-2-1

Silks: White and orange blocks, orange sleeves, white and orange cap

Won the Jeff Ruby Steaks, a Kentucky Derby prep at Turfway Park, running over a synthetic track. Also finished second in the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes back in February. Wesley Ward is a great trainer, but this is his first Kentucky Derby horse. If it was up to him, he would have found a more competitive spot to run. Not enough early speed here.

Planet Sport rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars

Brooklyn Strong (50/1)

Trainer: Daniel Velasquez Jockey: Umberto Rispoli

2021 form: 1-0-0-0 Career form: 5-3-0-1

Silks: Turquoise, black 'MS,' turquoise band on black sleeves, white 'GIN' on the left sleeve, black cap

Hasn't earned a point to get into this race since December, finishing a disappointing fifth in the Wood Memorial on April 3 last time out. The Kentucky Derby is his second appearance following a four-month layoff after victory in the Remsen Stakes on December 5. Brooklyn Strong should try and stalk the early pace.

Planet Sport rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Helium (50/1)

Trainer: Mark Casse Jockey: Julien Leparoux

2021 form: 1-1-0-0 Career form: 3-3-0-0

Silks: Maroon, white diamond belt, maroon diamonds on white sleeves, maroon cap

Won the Tampa Bay Derby last time out and comes into this race with a perfect record. Sure he started his racing career in Canada, but this is the most logical long price to hit based on his strong form, particularly as Casse and Leparoux are both experienced.

Planet Sport rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Planet Sport's longshot pick: Helium (50/1)

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