The road to the Kentucky Derby goes through Dubai on Saturday when 14 three-year-olds leave the starting gate in the 2021 UAE Derby at Meydan Racecourse. The Dubai-based Panadol, who is a perfect 2-for-2 in his career, is the 9-2 favorite in the 2021 UAE Derby odds. Post time is 10:05 a.m. ET.
With several highly-talented based horses ready to enter the starting gate on Saturday, you NEED to see what Jody Demling has to say before making any 2021 UAE Derby picks.
A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling had a tremendous 2020 season. At one point last year he picked the winner of six consecutive races: the Saudi Cup, Gotham Stakes, Rebel Stakes, Louisiana Derby, Florida Derby and Belmont Stakes.
This is the same handicapper who hit the Derby-Oaks double at Churchill Downs nine times in the last 12 years. That means he held a ticket with the winners of both the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby all but three times in his last 12 tries.
He opened last season's Triple Crown schedule on a heater too. At last year's Belmont, Demling said Tiz the Law was clearly the class of the field, and Barclay Tagg's horse pulled away for a convincing 3 3/4-length victory. Anyone who has followed him is up huge.
Now, Demling has released his picks for the UAE Derby 2021. One shocker: Demling is low on Mouheeb, even though he's one of the favorites at 8-1! In fact, Demling says Mouheeb doesn't even crack the top five.
Instead, Demling's top pick is a horse who "should be headed to Kentucky after a big effort." He's also high on a double-digit long shot who "could be the best value in the race!" Demling is including these horses in all of his exactas, trifectas and superfectas, and so should you! You ABSOLUTELY need to see which horses they are before locking in your picks.
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