Three Reminders Before Betting the Derby

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 26, 2021 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, | Comments Off on Three Reminders Before Betting the Derby

The first Saturday in May is only just days away. Hard to believe after this past year, but good things are just ahead. – Before you hoist that first julep or head to the windows. Here are three reminders before pulling the trigger.


Churchill Downs

The 147th edition of the “Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” will take place on Saturday, May 1st.


Toss out any runner who has not run first or second in their last effort. – No more prep-time. The game is on and no more guessing. If they’re ready, they’ve been looking the part leading up to this day.

If you’re seeking value, you may have to toss the undefeated runner. -I know they look great and their record proves it. They may win, but they’ll do it without me. After all, how many times have they faced 19 other runners going 1 1/4?

Don’t fall in love with a quick workout. Some runners have that “morning glory” move and are all the talk Derby week. – If they’ve caught your eye prior to the race, this can be the final touch before they head to the gate. – If not, and they turn a quick blast in the morning out of the blue. Stick to your guns and let this go. If you look back on these fast final works. How many have given the performance of a lifetime on Derby Day?


At the time of this writing, I’m looking at pre-race pp’s and attempting to keep up on all of the last-minute details. So, unless there is a late defection, here are my top three selections right now.


Rock Your World

Hot Rod Charlie