Friday, May 1, 2015

Kentucky Derby Picks

Post time tomorrow is 5:24 CST so I thought I would make my picks now in case my blog tomorrow is after race. I hate picking favorites with a passion. But I just don't see anybody beating American Pharoah. The outside post position is the only thing giving other horses a chances. Dortmund is good and I wouldn't be surprised to see him pull it off if the favorite gets a horrible start. Other than those two I only see three decent horses. Firing Line has Gary Stevens aboard at 12-1 currently and Gary is a Hall of Fame jockey who only rides a horse if it has a decent chance. Maybe the smartest jockey ever. Never rule out Calvin Borel at Churchill Downs and he's riding El Kabeir with a 30-1 long shot but an excellent post position and he knows how to ride the rail. Carpe Diem might have a early chance if he takes it hard early and John Velezquez is an aggressive rider. That's my 5 but I'm going to the OTB early to bet American Pharoah.

A beautiful May day and the buds are blossoming! Our trees are among the last to come around for some reason in the neighborhood.

The Blackhawks open their series against the Minnesota Wild tonight. The Bulls will be playing LeBron James and Cleveland as they advance but I haven't seen a series schedule yet.

The Cubs are leading the Brewers 1-0 after the 8th. They play in Milwaukee next week and we have tickets next Friday night with friends. Nothing like being the outcast Cubs fan!


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