You should consider pedigree, connections, results and track conditions before placing your 2022 Kentucky Derby bets

Time is running out ahead of Saturday's 6:57 p.m. ET post time, when Churchill Downs will host the 148th Run for the Roses

Trainer Steve Asmussen has more wins than anyone in the history of North American horse racing

Asmussen trains Epicenter, one of the 2022 Kentucky Derby favorites at 7-2 in the 2022 Kentucky Derby odds

The first Kentucky Derby was run in 1875 at Churchill Downs and Aristides won, besting a field of 14 other horses in the 1 1/2-mile race

The race was shortened to 1 1/4 miles in 1896 when Ben Brush won with a winning time of 2:07.75

Todd Pletcher, Doug O'Neill, and D. Wayne Lukas are the only three 2022 Kentucky Derby trainers with multiple Derby wins

While Demling has no quibbles with the favorite status of Zandon (3-1), he plans to hold tickets with Messier (8-1), Epicenter (7-2)

As well as four double-digit underdogs who could really spice up the payouts

Demling has specific recommendations for the exacta, trifecta, and superfecta wagers so you can cover all your bases at the Kentucky Derby 2022