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2021 Kentucky Derby odds: Handicapping legend Hank Goldberg offers top Run for the Roses picks

Hank Goldberg goes straight to the source and just revealed his top 2021 Kentucky Derby picks and futures wagers
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Before making any 2021 Kentucky Derby picks, you NEED to see what legendary handicapper Hammerin' Hank Goldberg has to say.

The former horse racing analyst for ESPN and NBC, Goldberg became a legendary handicapper by going straight to the source. In 2004, he had dinner before the Belmont Stakes with trainer Nick Zito at a pizzeria in Queens. The dinner led Goldberg to play Zito's 36-1 monster longshot Birdstone to win and on top of his exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets. When Birdstone shocked the world, Goldberg won $24,000.

His success has continued at SportsLine. In the San Felipe Stakes in March of last year, Hammer gave out a $20 exacta that paid 9-1. In the Belmont Stakes last June, Goldberg was all over Tiz the Law, who scored a convincing victory in the year's first Triple Crown race. In the Blue Grass Stakes, Hammer nailed the Art Collector-Swiss Skydiver exacta. Last July, he hit the Authentic-Ny Traffic exacta in the Haskell. And in August in the Pacific Classic, he gave out the Maximum Security-Sharp Samurai exacta.

Before last year's Kentucky Derby, trainer Bob Baffert told Goldberg that Authentic was his best Derby runner. As a result, Goldberg listed him among his top horses, and Authentic held off Tiz the Law by almost four lengths. Anyone who has followed Goldberg's lead is WAY UP!

Now, he's turned his attention to the 2021 Kentucky Derby.

For the 147th Run for the Roses, we can tell you Goldberg is completely fading Hot Rod Charlie, even though he is one of the top favorites at 12-1 coming off a win in the Louisiana Derby. "He went wire-to-wire in the Louisiana Derby, and I don't know if he can repeat that or not," Goldberg told SportsLine. "They've had a training problem there because Doug O'Neill has been suspended and the price is too steep."

Instead, Goldberg's top pick is a horse who "has the right running style and finishes off well!" He also is high on a MONSTER underdog the public is sleeping on, listing him as his BEST VALUE! You ABSOLUTELY need to see who Hammer is talking about before locking in any picks of your own!

So who wins the 2021 Kentucky Derby? And which sleeper is a MUST-BACK? ... Join SportsLine now to get Hank Goldberg's 2021 Kentucky Derby futures predictions, all from the legendary expert who has scored huge on racing's biggest days!

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