A field of 11 horses will compete in Saturday's Tampa Bay Derby, with qualifying points for the 2019 Kentucky Derby at stake. Before you lock in any 2019 Tampa Bay Derby picks, you need to see what Jody Demling has to say.
He's gotten off to an astonishing start this year, nailing the superfecta at the Pegasus World Cup -- a $678 payout on a $1 bet -- and hit the superfecta at the Robert B. Lewis Stakes too. He picked the winner of the Risen Star Stakes in February with War of Will.
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 finish 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. Anyone who has followed him is WAY up -- you could be too.
Now, Demling has evaluated Saturday's big race from Tampa, which has a post time of 5:25 p.m. ET. He's released his entire leaderboard and locked in his exotics picks.
We can tell you he's fading the 5-2 favorite, Win Win Win, who cruised to a win on this track in January in only his second race. Experience at this distance is a concern, according to Demling. "He is very talented and will get better on the Derby trail," Demling told SportsLine. "I might have picked him here if he had been tested around two turns and hadn't shown a propensity for breaking poorly."
Instead, Demling is extremely high on a surprising dark horse with all the skills needed to take down the 2019 Tampa Bay Derby. He's including this horse in all of his exotics picks, and anyone who follows Demling's advice could hit it big once again. You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is before locking in any picks.
Who should you back in Saturday's Tampa Bay Derby? And which horse shocks the racing world? ... Join SportsLine right now to get Jody Demling's picks for the Tampa Bay Derby, plus get exacta, trifecta and superfecta picks, all from the expert with a whopping nine Preakness wins who also nailed the superfecta at the Pegasus World Cup!