Hammerin' Hank Goldberg knew who was going to win last year's Kentucky Derby before it even happened. How? Decades of experience as one of the nation's top horse handicapping experts helps, but he also goes straight to the source.
Last year, Goldberg chatted up Gary Young, who timed workouts in California and had watched Justify race. "Justify kept getting bigger and stronger," Goldberg told SportsLine. "I also talked to Bob Baffert's camp. They know how to train a competitive horse. I knew Justify would win the Derby and Preakness."
He was right. Goldberg was all over Justify from the start as the horse went on to win not just the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, but also the Belmont to secure the Triple Crown.
Goldberg has gotten the 2019 season off to a strong start by nailing the winning horse in the Pegasus World Cup. He also nailed the exacta at the Gotham Stakes, Rebel Stakes and Arkansas Derby, among others. Anyone who has followed Goldberg's lead is WAY UP.
Now with the 2019 Kentucky Derby around the corner, Goldberg is releasing his Kentucky Derby picks for the first Triple Crown race of the year. One shocker: We can tell you he is high on By My Standards, a huge 15-1 longshot.
By My Standards took part in just one Derby prep race, but he made it count, winning the Louisiana Derby. He comes in well-rested and has turned heads with his training times at Churchill Downs over the last week. "He's been getting plenty of talk because he's training so well and his post position benefits him," Goldberg told SportsLine. "By My Standards has a strong chance to hit the board and he'll have a very appealing price at the Kentucky Derby 2019."
Goldberg is also all over ANOTHER darkhorse to take down the Kentucky Derby. This horse has all the tools to put together a complete run, and if the horse hits as Goldberg expects, you could be looking at a COLOSSAL payout. You ABSOLUTELY need to see which horse it is before making your Kentucky Derby picks.
So what are Hammerin' Hank Goldberg's 2019 Kentucky Derby picks? And which COLOSSAL underdog is a must-back? ... Join SportsLine right now to get Goldberg's Kentucky Derby picks and predictions, all from the horse racing legend who absolutely nailed last year's Triple Crown races!