Who Do You Like? Handicappers’ Derby Selections for Forbes.com

On Saturday at about 6:30 pm, 20 horses will line up to run for the roses in the Grade I, $2 million Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands. Post positions and morning line odds were announced yesterday, and with the publication last night of past performances, handicappers began putting the final phase of making selections for this year’s Run for the Roses.

Our stable of handicappers returns this year, and as even a $2 win bet makes watching the race more exciting, below they share their insights and opinions.

Most of Saturday’s wagering will take place away from Churchill Downs, at racetracks and off-track betting facilities, and through advanced deposit online or telephone betting accounts where legal.

Hello Race Fans! (to which I contribute) provides an introduction to various wagers, which is an excellent resource if any of the handicappers’ terminology is unfamiliar, and here’s a look at all 20 Derby contenders, along with post positions and morning line odds.

NBC will provide live coverage of races beginning Thursday, May 5 at 4 pm ET on NBC Sports Network. Friday’s coverage of seven live races begins at 12:30 pm ET on NBCSN and begins there on Saturday at noon. Coverage switches to NBC at 4 pm. Scheduled post time for the Kentucky Derby is 6:34 pm.

Good luck and safe trips to all the contenders, and happy wagering…

Continue reading at Forbes.com for selections from Ed DeRosa, Barbara Bowley, Gabby Gaudet, Michelle McSweeney, Seth Merrow, Michael Beychok, and Brian Nadeau…

 

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