Oaks – Derby Double

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 1, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips, Kentucky Derby | 4 Comments >>

Everyone has liked the wager that combines the winner of the Oaks and the winner of the Derby. It can pay better than expected, and with the many dollars in the pool, this may be the day to wager with both hands.

In race #11 at 5:45 p.m. you may see one of the best females in the land run off and hide. This gal just gets the hook, and away she goes.

She is #6 Rachel Alexandra, and Calvin Borel has the mount for trainer Hal Wiggins. She sports a “monster workout” icon and that is the truth. She has worked 4 panels in 46.2, and 5f in 59.2. Now, this is proof she is ready. The big trick is coupling her with the right guy the next day.

Let us try the following runners to complete the wager:

#7 Summer Bird – #2 Musket Man – #7 Papa Clem – #19 Desert Party.

All of these lads have the odds that may make the wager payoff handsome, and with a little luck, you may take a 3-5 favorite and parlay it into a very nice weekend.

Good luck, and enjoy the races.

4 Responses to “Oaks – Derby Double”

  1. Marla says:

    You’ve got some minority opinions in there, which does help make the wager attractive.

    If you want to see how your selections for the Derby compare to a larger handicapping population, check out our article at Case the Race. http://www.casetherace.com/articles/129.html It’s the selections from 20 different handicappers for win and best bet picks.

  2. doceddie says:

    Nice call Horstradamus!
    I did just that w SB and a few others.
    What a beauty Rachel Alexandra is and was today.

  3. Brandon says:

    Have you seen the will pays for the Oaks/Derby Double? If so, where did you find it?

    Really like Musket Man, Papa Clem, Friesan Fire, and Dunkirk.

    Good Luck!

  4. Horstradamus says:

    She is a lady !!

    I believe you can find them on the Kentucky Derby website. This should show all payouts.

    I think she would have given the boys a beating today. It was her day, and it is races like this that make me get a tear in my eye as a fan.

    Round two comes at 10:30a, and the boys will have to work hard to beat this effort.

    Good luck !!

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