Rick M. Derby Saturday Picks

By Rick M.

Posted: May 02, 6:19 PM

Churchill Downs

May 04 2019

11:17 AM

Saturday Race 11 is The Old Forester Turf Classic 1 1/8 mile. #12 Bricks and Mortar will be the favorite in this event

and one you really can't leave off your tickets. #2 Raging Bull has Rosario on board (Rosario/Brown 31% win) and I believe the Makers Mark was

a tune up for this event as this seems to be his preferred distance 2 for 3. #13 Next Shares I believe is the upset special in this race

I like Van Dyke and you got the trainer for Omaha Beach training this one. I expect him coming down the stretch and it will be a great running

in this event. #9 Synchrony can close as well and you have Johnny V. which is a huge pilot switch.

 

Picks: 13-12-2-9

 

Saturday Race 12 The Kentucky Derby. #5 Improbable will now race Blinkers Off and Baffert is 40% when doing this. Works are solid.

 All 4 races he's run his beyers have gone up. Does he regress? Still dangerous. #16 Game Winner

has an ok post, but will need to make a solid run to the 1st turn or he may have issues. #8 Tacitus is the winner. He took a serious

bump in the Wood when Joevia came all the way in. Taking a hit and not giving up is huge. I believe the run down the stretch.. he had

plenty in the tank. Think #14 Win Win Win can get into the mix as well.

 

Picks: 8-5-12-14-16

 

Ticket Cost: 6x4x5 will cost $60.00