Who do you like? Betting Kentucky Derby 2014

We’re less than 48 hours out from the Kentucky Derby, but the final field may still not be set. Trainer Bob Baffert announced this morning that Hoppertunity, considered a contender by many, would be scratched due to a foot injury, making room for Pablo Del Monte to draw in off the also-eligible list. Trainer Wesley Ward has until 9 a.m. on Friday to decide if the horse will run.

If not, 19 horses will go to the early Saturday evening, with Derby dreams on the line, and whether you’re watching from home, attending a Derby party, or heading to the track to watch Kentucky Derby 140, you’ll find no shortage of race analysis in print, online, and on television. The fan education site Hello Race Fans! (to which I contribute) offers a cheat sheet on all the contenders along with wagering strategies, and below you’ll find our stable of handicappers, offering their perspectives, suggestions, and picks for the race.

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