The race for the 2019 Kentucky Derby continues on Saturday with the running of the Lecomte Stakes at the New Orleans Fair Grounds. A field of 14 goes to post at 6:49 p.m. ET.
Before you lock in any picks for Lecomte Stakes, you need to see what Jody Demling has to say.
The veteran racing handicapper nailed winners all through 2018, starting with last year's Pegasus World Cup. He crushed the exacta, taking Gun Runner to win it and West Coast to finishing a surprising second -- and that's exactly what happened.
Among others, he also produced big winning tickets at the Arkansas Derby and Belmont, and he nailed his ninth Preakness win in the last 14 years. Plus, he's won the Derby-Oaks double at Churchill Downs nine of the last 10 years. Anyone who has followed him is way, way up -- you could be too.
Now, Demling is getting his 2019 into full swing by releasing his complete leaderboard for Saturday's Lecomte Stakes.
We can tell you he's not high on Plus Que Parfair, the big 9-2 favorite. In fact, Demling says he finishes out of the top three entirely.
"The son of Point of Entry is improving and later it the year could end up being the best of this field, but I can't back him as the favorite in such a wide open race," Demling told SportsLine.
Instead, Demling is projecting an upset victory for a horse that has all the tools to put together a complete run. He's including this horse in his exacta, trifecta and superfecta picks, and you should too. Anyone who follows Demling's advice could hit it BIG.
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