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A diversion: Help me pick a Derby horse

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Every year on the first Saturday in May, I dress up, put on a hat, walk several miles in high heels and join 150,000 other people at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby.

I have been handicapping horse races all my life. While in college, I worked at the track. I own and ride horses. Because I fully understand the vagaries of horse racing, while I enjoy picking winners, I rarely place bets. OTOH, I always buy a few tickets at the Derby.

There is no race that is more difficult to pick than the Kentucky Derby. The "experts" are usually wrong and the betting favorite rarely wins.

Since you, my fine friends at StR, are probably not horse racing experts and likely haven't put a bet on the favorite, you are more likely to pick a Derby winner than I am. So, I am asking you for help. Below is a list of the expected 20 horse field for the Derby.

Verrazano

Orb

Goldencents

Revolutionary

Normandy Invasion

Itsmyluckyday

Java's War

Overanalyze

Vyjack

Govenor Charlie

Palace Malice

Will Take Charge

Charming Kitten

Frac Daddy

Lines of Battle

Mylute

Oxbow

Black Onyx

Falling Sky

Titletown Five


Pick a name and say why you like it. If you want to actually see what the horses look like, or their owners/trainers/jockeys, or the colors of the silks, go to this site: Daily Racing Form Derby top 20

I'd really appreciate it if you would pick a 1-2-3 finish because I will be making some 50 cent trifecta bets.

Thanks!

(This is a FanPost from a member of the Sactown Royalty community. The views expressed come from the member, and not Sactown Royalty staff.)

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