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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


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Charles L Rosenfeld permalink
    May 4, 2017 8:07 pm

    I didn’t think you were a handicapper. I’m only into sure things. As a result, I’m willing to guess that while Trump is crowing about his health care win in the House, the “groupies” that supported him will be the losers in mis-term elections. The ‘Pres’ is all about image, and I think his tribe will regret their allegiance.

    • July 7, 2017 8:10 pm

      It will certainly be interesting to see what happens in the 2018 elections. By the way, my pick for 2nd place in the Derby won the Belmont!

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