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Kentucky Oaks/Derby Picks

May 4, 2017

My handicapping of Thoroughbred horses begins with pedigree, then race results and style.

Here are my Picks for the Kentucky Oaks and Derby, May 5 and 6, 2017:

Kentucky Oaks: 10/1/6


  1. Miss Sky Warrior, Paco Lopez/ Kelly Breen 9-2   Giant’s Causeqay/Conquistado Cielo, Great race Davona Dale, March 4  4 preps all first place


  1. Ever So Clever, Luis Contreras/ Steve Asmussen 20-1  Medaglia D’Oro/ElPrado (Closer) Last raced April 14


  1. Vexatious, Kent Desormeaux/ Neil Drysdale 20-1  Giant’s Causeway/Rahy

Kentucky Derby: 3/16/8 or 12


3. Fast and Accurate (1st at Turfway)–Michael Maker


16.  Tapwrit (Closer,  1st Tampa Bay Derby) Todd Pletcher


8.  Hence (Closer,   1st in Sunland Derby)  Steve Assmussen

12.  Sonneteer (Closer, 2nd in Rebel) Desormeaux


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