Kentucky Derby Storylines and Free Picks

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In order for you to decipher who you’ll be betting come Saturday, we thought it’d be best to look at the Kentucky Derby from both a handicapping perspective and a storyline perspective. We’ve split the field in half, so let’s go over some key analysis and interesting angles coming into the derby for Post Positions 1-10.

Of the first ten post positions, horses 7-10 are the only real ones to pay attention to. They’re going to go to the lead, but can any of them stay on the lead all the way around? The second group 11-20 is where the true contenders are.

The latter ten horses boast my three plays for this Kentucky Derby. Nothing not to like about Essential Quality, Rock Your World, and Highly Motivated.

Free Pick: Rock Your World to Win. Essential Quality-Rock Your World- Highly Motivated Exacta and Trifecta Box.

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