It is not March Madness, but it is derby day in the Bluegrass State. So were here to help you make some extra dough on today.
Lets take a look at some of the top contenders and Longshots you should key in on May 5th.
Justify 3-1 Morning Line Favorite- Bob Baffert and the first Saturday in May, that is not a bad combo when your trying to make some money on Derby day. Justify comes into the Derby a perfect 3 for 3. He took down the Santa Anita Derby with ease over another top contender in Bolt D’ Oro. The biggest question for Justify is will he be able to get the Mile and Quarter distance.
Audible 8-1 Morning Line- Todd Pletcher is fresh off a derby victory in 2017 with Always Dreaming. He will look to go back to back with this 3 year old colt who won the Florida Derby this year. Audible comes into the Derby 4 for 5 in his young racing career.
Hofburg 20-1 Morning Line- I love this longshot who is fresh off a 2nd in the Florida Derby behind Audible. This is a lightly raced colt from the Bill Mott barn who is getting better with every race. This Juddmonte Farm owned colt has great pedigree on the top and bottom and is suited to go the mile and quarter distance. Watch out for this one to come running late off the pace in the final stages of the derby.
Free Drop Billy 30-1 Morning Line- Dale Romans will be in search of his 1st Kentucky Derby win this weekend. At 30-1 Free Drop Billy is a sneaky horse, if we see a hot pace on the front end that will really benefit this Romans longshot. So if we see a 46 second half mile or a 1:10 6 furlongs, watch out for Free Drop Billy rolling late in this one.
Top Pick- I’m rolling with Baffert and Justify on top. I never like rolling with the chalk but I really thing this lightly raced 3 year old is gonna be tough on Saturday.
Top Longshot- Hofburg for Bill Mott is another lightly raced colt who is primed and sitting on a big race. 20-1 is very juicy and don’t miss out on those odds!!
If you got a spare 100 dollar bill here is how I would invest it.
$50 to win on the 7 Justify
10 cent Superfecta 7,9 with 7,9,2,11,10,18,5 with 9,2,11,10,18,14,5 with 9,2,11,10,18,14,5,6. total cost 30 bucks on a bet that could pay out big time.
$20 to win on the 9 Hofburg
Good Luck to all you big bettors and high rollers out there in the Bluegrass this weekend. Hopefully this little breakdown will help you make a little extra dough this Derby weekend. Hope everyone has a fun and safe derby this weekend!!