Kentucky Derby Betting is already underway but it’s not too late to get some last minute advice from the best handicappers in horse racing. Before you bet on the Kentucky Derby with your last minute picks, be sure to read what the professionals are saying and who they are putting their money on.
Andrew Beyer – Andrew Beyer is an American expert on horse race betting who designed what has become known as the Beyer Speed Figure.
In the early 1970s, while working for the Washington Daily News, Beyer did extensive work on the concept of speed figures and wrote books that helped popularize their use. By calculating variables such as the track conditions and the horse’s time, Beyer speed figures give a measure of how fast a horse was in a given race. This number can then be used to compare a given horse against its competition in an upcoming race, despite the fact that the horses have all run in different races, at different tracks, and are different calibers of horses. Speed figures have come into general usage and many racing forms include them in their publications.
Kentucky Derby Betting picks for Andrew Beyer:
“Before Bodemeister performed so brilliantly in Arkansas, I was planning to pick and bet Daddy Nose Best in the Derby. But as a speed handicapper I have to believe in Bodemeister. I will play trifectas and superfectas using both Bodemeister and Daddy Nose Best in the top spot, with a mix of stretch-running types underneath them. But my key Derby play is a cold exacta: Bodemeister-Daddy Nose Best.”
Jeremy Plonk – Horseplayer NOW owned and managed by lifelong racing enthusiasts who share more than 70 years combined experience working on the inside of the racing industry. Partners Jeremy Plonk, Toby Turrell, Joe Kristufek, Tim Turrell and Donald Harris bring an array of insight with the approach of the horseplayer first. After all, that’s how we all started in the business and what continues to drive us today.
Kentucky Derby Betting Win Bets for Jeremy Plonk:
Take Charge Indy
Went The Day Well
Jay Cronley – Jay Cronley writes for the Tulsa Wolrd and is a columnist for ESPN. Besides being the author of several novels, Jay wrote the book, “Good Vibes” which was later adapted to the big screen in the movie “Let it Ride” starring Richard Dreyfuss.
Besides being an authority on handicapping and all that is horse racing, Jay manages to explain to the layperson and railbird in simple terms how anybody can lose their savings with a couple well executed bets at the track.
Bet on Kentucky Derby Handicapping Picks for Jay Cronley:
1. Union Rags
2. Creative Cause
4. El Padrino
Jack McKinney – Professional Handicapper and amateur columnist that spends his time staying out of the limelight while providing handicapping information to celebrities and the rich and famous in and around the city of Los Angeles and New York.
My Kentucky Derby betting picks will be a combination win bets, place bets, show bets and extaca bets, trifecta bets and superfecta bets. Bet on the Kentucky Derby with the following horses in the 138th Kentucky Derby, May 5th at Churchill Downs under the Twin Spires.
Jack McKinney’s Kentucky Derby Betting Picks:
Bodemeister – Easily the most talented horse in the field. Possible Triple Crown Winner with jockey Mike Smith. Anyone remember a horse he rode named Zenyatta?
Union Rags – The horse with the story that would last for decades. Possible Triple Crown Winner
Gemologist – The safest bet in the field, all he does is win.
Take Charge Indy – Betting against Calvin Borel at Churchill Downs is like betting against Brett Favre on Monday Night Football at Lambeau Field when he was a Packer.
Daddy Nose Best – Was on my board to begin with and moved up when he drew post 10 which has had 36% of the winners, highest winning percentage since 1975.
As I always say, bet early and bet often!
Be sure to take the advice of the professional handicappers because show me a happy loser and I will show you and idiot!