Kentucky Derby Day Selections

Had a good day yesterday, but it was not a great day.  Hit 9 winners in the 11 races bet in horizontal wagers including going 4 out of 5 in two pick 5’s.

This ticket offered some nice will pays.  Let’s get some winners on Derby Day. Focusing in on stakes races including Pick 5 ending with the Derby.


Race 8: 1,10,12

Race 9: 1,2,3,13,14

Race 10: 7,10

Race 11: 4,5,7,8,9

Race 12: 17,5,3,8,15, 22, 4


Pick 5 ticket for 350.00 with all horses


or single 7 Cody’s Wish in race 10 and/or single 7 Hong Kong Larry in race 11 to cut price in half or even more with singles in both races 10 and 11.

Remember this year’s Derby horses have not really impressed in speed figure category with only a few showing anything close to usually Derby prep figures. So, expect the uncommon to happen such as a horse shipping from UAE or off a 10 week layoff to win.

Derby Picks:

Win contenders:

17 Derma Sokogate has run the most consistent and highest speed ratings.  Also, has run 5 races at more than 1 mile and a 1/16.

22 Mandarin Hero could make this an extra special Derby for Japan.

5 Tapit Trice has Saez in saddle and seems best suited for longer distances- can win but will almost definitely hit the board.

3 Two Phil’s ran best speed figure on synthetic but careful if you dismiss

4 Confidence Game has been my choice since February- if a horse can win off a 10 week layoff - this is the year - For this reason, 8 Mage can win with little foundation.

15 Forte— pronounced Fort— has done nothing wrong but seems to be regressing and lacks value.


Look for 1 Hit Show , 2 Verifying(outside chance to win), and 14 Angel of Emperor to hit the board.