5.06.2016

Churchill Downs: Kentucky Derby 2016



Selections for Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby Day

Race 1:  2-3-5
Race 2:  8-4-3
Race 3:  1-11-10
Race 4:  11-2-10
Race 5:  12-3-2
Race 6:  8-1-4
Race 7:  3-1-6
Race 8:  8-10-2
Race 9:  3-4-1
Race 10:  11-7-5
Race 11:  6-10-7

Race 12:  13-6-16  The Kentucky Derby

The more I handicapped the race the more I kept going back to Nyquist. It just seems like the majority of his rivals have had some kind of blemish in their resumes while Nyquist has proven to fire every single race. He’s won on four different tracks (wet and dry) and has traveled across the country twice all while showing he can win on the lead, stalking the pace, and closing from the back of the pack. He’s impressive and his versatility cannot be ignored.

My Man Sam: I really liked his more recent effort in the Blue Grass. He was rank going around the first turn while his jockey was trying to get him into a smooth stride and had to close from last while going wide to finish a good second. He galloped out nicely.

Shagaf: He got away kind of slow from the rail in the Wood Memorial and then appeared to be uncomfortable with the mud kickback. It’s tough to win your debut going a mile and this guy did it. I think he’s a better horse with a dry track.

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Race 13:  4-7-8
Race 14:  7-4-1
I watch horses run around.

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