Some Final Notes on Kentucky Derby 2008

by Horstradamus

posted on May 3, 2008 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Kentucky Derby | 1 Comment >>

It is Derby day! First off, we’d like to wish everyone a fun and safe Derby day and good luck to all!

Weather update: As far as the first race, the track was Muddy. If the weather stays dry throughout the day, it is possible that the track may dry up by Derby time. MAKE SURE to keep the prediction form set to the latest dirt/turf conditions throughout the day to get the most accurate selections. If you are not going to have access to the site during the day, check the picks on our form for a Muddy track and also a Fast track beforehand so that you are prepared for a wet or dry scenario.

If the track does end up wet for the Derby, we think this may help Big Brown, who is a natural speed horse. It may give him a better chance to wire the field. We still think he is the horse to beat as he has yet to show his best performance. We also think that Gayego will enjoy a wet going.

As far as our other top picks in general, we think Denis of Cork could be in the mix if he is back in top form. We also think the filly Eight Belles has a very good chance coming off a great prep race.