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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

FIRST

  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

SECOND/THIRD

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

SECOND/THIRD

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

Kentucky Derby: 3/16/8 or 12

FIRST

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

SECOND

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

SECOND/THIRD

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

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

 

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