The most famous race on the US racing calendar takes place at Churchill Downs this weekend as a maximum field of twenty lineup in search of the $1,890,000 pot in the Kentucky Derby.
With Chad Brown’s Zandon installed as the ML favorite, the 148th renewal of the race looks unlikely to be headed by a short price come post time and we have opted to tackle the race with a three-pronged attack.
A key feature to this year’s renewal looks to be the vast amount of pace on offer with 4, 6 & 17 all likely to force the early fractions with 3 & 8 also unlikely to be too far away.
Those at the front end have dominated in recent times however there is every chance of a pace collapse here which would subsequently bring the late finishers into the picture, meaning both ends of the pace map must be taken into consideration.
*(Odds will vary for each pick between sportsbooks so compare them on more than one to get the best price if you decide to tail our picks)