The Kentucky Derby is always the first Saturday of May, but the quest to race in the Run for the Roses picks up big-time this Saturday. Three races offer points to the top-four horses that go toward qualifying for the most-prestigious event in horse racing.
The Withers Stakes at Aqueduct, the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream and the Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita will be filled with hopefuls. Before you lock in any picks for any of the Kentucky Derby qualifiers, 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. He's also won the challenging Derby-Oaks double at Churchill Downs nine of the last 10 years, meaning he's held a ticket with the winners of both races almost the entire decade.
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. He's gotten 2019 off to a hot start, too. At last Saturday's Pegasus World Cup, Demling nailed his superfecta, paying out $678 on a $1 bet! Anyone who has followed him is way, way up -- you could be too.
Now, Demling has evaluated Saturday's big events at Aqueduct, Gulfstream and Santa Anita. He's released his top-four finishers for each race, named a horse to avoid in each, and locked in his exotics!
For the Withers Stakes, we can tell you Demling is fading the favorite, Tax, who's going off at 2-1 odds. The horse expert says not only does Tax not win, he doesn't even crack the top four. "He'll want to try and set the pace and will have too much company in this race to hang on," Demling told SportsLine.
Demling is going against the grain in all three races -- he's not simply picking the top-four horses in his exotics bets. You ABSOLUTELY need to see what he's picking before locking in your own selections.
Which horses in Saturday's Kentucky Derby prep races earn wins in the Withers Stakes, Robert B. Lewis Stakes, and Holy Bull Stakes? And what longshots shock the horse racing world? ... Join SportsLine now to get Jody Demling's winners and picks for the Withers Stakes, Holy Bull Stakes and Robert B. Lewis Stakes, all from the man who nailed the Pegaus World Cup superfecta!