Kentucky Derby Day Picks And Previews

Race 1-  8-1-7-2

Race 2-  3-1-5-7

Race 3-  4-9-2-8

Race 4-  3-6-4-5

Race 5-  6-2/5-3-4

Race 6-  1-11-9-6

Race 7-  8-3-1-7

Race 8-  4-8-5-9

Race 9-  2-5-4-1

Race 10-  8-7-11-5

Race 11 Kentucky Derby…… Everyone is well aware of Bob Baffert’s double barrel powerhouse favorites that headline the 141st Kentucky Derby. American pharaoh has look like a budding superstar with his devastatingly easy, dominating wins in his three-year-old season. Dortmund, is a giant on the track but runs with nimbleness and determination. He comes in to the race a perfect 6-0. There could be a little question that both of these superstars are very legitimate contenders to ultimately where the roses late Saturday afternoon. The likelihood that both will have absolutely clean trips and run their very best race on the same day is remote. What is likely is that one of them will run completely to their capability and get the kind of trip necessary to win the race. From a wagering standpoint, it makes perfect sense to use the numbers eight and 18 as your keys, predominately on the top line in win, exacta, trifecta and super effective bets.

The next tier of major contenders offer some intriguing possibilities. Middle east racing investors have poor millions of dollars into horses hoping to capture the worlds greatest horse race. Could this be the year that it happens?Mubtaahij will Sport the number six when he goes to the post on Saturday. He comes in off to dominating victories in Dubai. Both races similar in distance to today’s contest, a wealth of experience none of his competitors can claim. He was bread and born in Ireland, he is owned by a united Arab emirates chic, trained by a South African and piloted by a Belgian jockey. He definitely has the right stuff to get to the winner circle. The question is, will his American experience be so different that it will upset he is upset plans.

Carpe DIem, number two, is Todd Pletcher’s top entry. The terrible drawl the inside post will be a factor. But don’t overlook this guy, he was a $1.6 million purchase as a yearling and hopes to pay back his faithful investors with a monumental triumph in the Derby, and then there is number 10, First Strike, he comes in off of dynamite when in New Mexico in the Sunland Derby. His jockey, 52-year-old Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, seeks his fourth derby triumph.

#12 International Star, 15 Frosted and 19 Upstart are the others in here that are boys to potentially run big races.

Picks 18-6-10-2

Exacta Play 8-18 with 2-6-10-12-15-19 and 2-6-10 with 8-18

Trifecta Play 8-18 with 2-6-10 with 2-6-8-10-12-15-18-20

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