Kentucky Derby: How to Watch

Kentucky Derby: How to Watch

The 30/1 underdog Solomini could finish in the money, and that would make any trifecta or perfecta pay big - real big! "When they went through the first 10 horses and I hadn't gotten in the mix yet, I thought maybe they'd lost my entries".

That's all part of the fun too.

All the guesses and handicapping using various angles can be ignored as the gates open on Saturday, when more than 150,000 fans are in full throat and 20 horses barrel down the front straightaway at Churchill Downs just hoping to survive the crush that heads into that first turn.

It is time for the horses make the annual run for the roses at this year's 144th Kentucky Derby.

This feels like a sure sign that summer is nearly here: The Canterbury Park horse racing season begins Friday!

If all this doesn't muddle the picture, consider there are 20 horses, some of which have no shot and create a lot of traffic for the genuine contenders.

That was Ryan Moore's sole ride in the first leg of the American Triple Crown and his decision to sidestep Newmarket's Guineas meeting says a lot about the intentions of all involved.

A few time-tested curses threaten to foil the victory chances of several highly regarded entrants in Saturday's Kentucky Derby field - most notably Justify, the Bob Baffert-trained 3-1 morning-line favorite. "The horse's merits, fundamentals, breaking, and the team that's in place all play a role in determining true 'potential.' It's from there that I identify over and underpriced horses".

The former, who is trained by Brad Cox and jockeyed by Florent Geroux, has lost just once in six races, finishing second by a neck to Road to Victory at the Grade-2 Golden Rod back in November.

"We've had a great spring", said Pletcher, who is tied with Lukas for the most Derby starters with 48.

But for some bettors, who rely on hunches and superstitions as much as the form chart, the "Curse of Apollo" will be on their minds when they step up to the wagering windows where a year ago $209.2 million was bet on the Kentucky Derby, according to the website WalletHub.

In addition to Justify, Scat Daddy will be represented in the Derby by three other sons - Mendelssohn, who is rated second in the morning line at 5-1, Flameaway and Combatant.

"Mendelssohn offers tremendous value breaking from Post 14 to win the Kentucky Derby", Nash told RealClearLife. I have picked four winners in a row, however, two of them were just flat out gifts. That's my Baffert bias, but don't @ me. Plus, his sire, Medaglia d'Oro, has a 17 percent win rate in the mud among his progeny and his broodmare sire, A.P. Indy, has produced a win rate of 19 percent among his offspring.

Always Dreaming and jockey John Velazquez celebrate winning Kentucky Derby 143 at Churchill Downs, 5/6/17. This is also a pick in honor of old buddy Jack Wells, who has helped rebuild the Owensboro riverfront.



Related Posts

Raptors rally past Wizards to advance to the NBA Eastern Conference semis
For the Toronto Raptors to exercise their demons and achieve the goal of reaching the NBA Finals, three things need to happen. John Wall had 23 points and eight assists in Game 6 for Washington . "(VanVleet) makes a difference with that group.

Earnings Confirm Apple Was Right About iPhone X All Along
Apple's quarterly results topped Wall Street forecasts, which dropped ahead of the report on growing concern over the iPhone . Despite most reports predicting otherwise, the iPhone X was the star of the entire show thanks to its impressive sales run.

Avengers: Infinity War had the biggest weekend in SA box office history
Many of the Avengers themselves disintegrated before our eyes, leaving everyone feeling devastated as the credits rolled. Star-Lord/Peter Quill ( Chris Pratt ), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) in Infinity War .

Sprint merger officially announced
Operating as T-Mobile, the company would have about $74 billion in annual revenue and 70 million wireless subscribers. Claure will serve on the board of the merged company, along with SoftBank Group chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son.

Jazz Hold Off Rockets To Even Series At 1-1
That's great and all... but Houston does this thing where all they do is shoot threes and it works really, I'm mean really, well. Eric Gordon had 15 points off the Rockets' bench, but he shot just 5-of-16 and none of their other reserves did much.

Facebook announces changes in an attempt to rebuild trust
The feature will be available within the app but users will have to create a dating profile separate from their Facebook profile. Although Messenger is getting the most radical changes, WhatsApp was also given some new features during the event.

Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal (Agg 1-1): Match Preview, Line-Ups and Prediction
Arsenal should feel an attacking side, and go into the game with an all-out attitude. Angel Correa was sent off in the weekend game but is free to start against Arsenal .

Are Raptors extinct if they fail to overcome LeBron?
That relates to what seems to be the key for the young Raptor: his positioning, which forces opponents into more hard shots. In Game 6 , the Raptors knocked down 44.4 percent from the field and went seven of 28 from beyond the arc.

Potential for some of the first severe weather of 2018 by midweek
Areas to the north and west of the Kansas City area are at greater risk for the severe storms, including Topeka, Lawrence, St. When a watch is issued, it means the ingredient are available in the atmosphere the storms to form, but it hasn't just yet.

Rodriguez says he's not seeking revenge against Real Madrid
Bayern Munich Manager Jupp Heynckes has already announced that win or lose, he will step down after this season. The likes of Luka Modric and former Bayern star Toni Kroos will have a massive impact from midfield.

© 2015 Stocks News Daily. All Rights reserved.