Friday, May 2, 2014

My Derby Pick? Not who - or what - you might think

Every year, I struggle - as do tens of thousands of others - about who will win the Kentucky Derby. It's always difficult for several factors, if only that none of the horses have gone the distance of one a quarter miles, so even a horse that has had things his way, such as California Chrome, still has that one questions mark; indeed, most horses have at least two or three question marks.

So who am I picking this year? Well it's not the usual pick, as I don't know who'll win. There are seven or eight horses with a chance to win, including (in my order of handicapping):

California Chrome
Candy Boy
General A-Rod
Medal Count
Wildcat Red
Dance With Fate
Intense Holiday
Wicked Strong

I also like the chances of a few horses to possibly get up for second:

Commanding Curve

And for third:

Ride on Curlin

So there you go, just put 8 horses on top, with the same eight horses second plus the two I mentioned and then Ride on Curlin third, and you've got the trifecta. As 50 cent tris are being offered, that's a $40 bet. You'll collect a lot more than that if it comes in, so take a shot!

By the way, I like Ride on Curlin for third or fourth, but no 10 cent supers for the Derby, so $1 supers are a bit rich for my blood, so you're on your own on that one!