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    The 134th Kentucky Derby

    Any Derby picks out there?

    Big Brown's the favorite at 3-1 but got stuck in Post 20. Colonel John is the second favorite at 4-1 and is at Post 10. Pyro is in Post 9 and the third favorite at 6-1. Pyro's trainers are blaming the polytrack surface as the reason he fared poorly in his last race.

    I do like Smooth Air (15-1 odds) as an underdog to land in the money.
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    Re: The 134th Kentucky Derby

    My general rule is to go with 5-1 odds, or the next closest. I guess that means I'm going with Colonel John.

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    Re: The 134th Kentucky Derby

    Two quick early small money bets just to get things started ...

    I'm boxing an exacta with Pyro and Colonel John and I'm also taking Smooth Air across the board as an underdog bet. The payout for either bet winning shouldn't be too bad, and I'm betting against Big Brown given his post 20 start and possibly sloppy conditions during the race.
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    Re: The 134th Kentucky Derby

    Pyro and Visionare (sp?) will be my boxed exacta.

    Big Brown's too far on the outside, and will either end up wide into the 1st turn, or try to fight towards the rail before turn 1 and will get boxed. I just don't like his chances.

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    Re: The 134th Kentucky Derby

    Here's my tick ... er picks.

    (Boxed Trifecta)
    Colonel John
    Pyro
    Court Vision

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    Re: The 134th Kentucky Derby

    The Teamsters will pick theirs after the morning paper.
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    Re: The 134th Kentucky Derby

    I'm picking the lady...8 belles. Big Brown is way to far outside, he's almost starting in Indiana. My trifecta is 8 belles, Pyro, and Colonel John.


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    2003 I had a $2 superfecta box, my horses with about 200 yards to go were sitting 1,2,3,4...."oh my God..what's that horse on the outside...no, no, no....Funny Side wins the Derby. My horses finish 2,3,4,5. I would of won like 3 grand...."let's get out of here."
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    Re: The 134th Kentucky Derby

    Post time anyone?
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    Re: The 134th Kentucky Derby

    I did 4 exactas this year. Took Big Brown, Pyro and Col. John in one. Did some long shots mixed in the other 3. The field seems kind of weak this year.

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    Re: The 134th Kentucky Derby

    I'm picking Smooth Air, simply because I don't want to pick the favorite. I like Denis of Cork too.

    Lil TeamGriffey picks Big Truck because every boy would.
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    Re: The 134th Kentucky Derby

    Pyro and Colonel John.

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    Re: The 134th Kentucky Derby

    I just returned from wagering on the Derby at river downs. I have Gayego across the board and Gayego,Z Fortune, and Pyro in an exacta box. I told my wife I should have tri boxed the six horses I threw out when handicapping.

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    Re: The 134th Kentucky Derby

    The picks are all over the place this year. Cool!
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    Re: The 134th Kentucky Derby

    Here are the Teamster's picks (guesses):

    TeamCasey - Smooth Air
    TeamBoone - Court Vision
    TeamMorris - Recapturetheglory
    LittleTeamGriffey - Big Truck
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    Re: The 134th Kentucky Derby

    Big Brown was the winner but the filly, Eight Belles, broke both front ankles in the stretch and had to be put down.
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