Kentucky Derby hopefuls hit the dirt at Aqueduct on Saturday for the running of the Gotham Stakes. Post time is 5 p.m. ET.
Before laying any wagers on this showdown of top three-year-olds, you need to see what legendary handicapper Hammerin' Hank Goldberg is saying about the race.
If you put $50 on Goldberg's Preakness Stakes picks last year, you would have won well over $11,000. Heck, you'd be rolling in it if you put anything on his picks for the Arlington Million in August, as he nailed his exacta pick by fading the favorite to a huge payout. He also picked a 39-1 horse to show in the Secretariat Stakes, and that one paid off too. Last summer, Goldberg's picks won a pile of dough for his followers at Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, as he nailed the top four horses in order, winning his exacta, trifecta and superfecta! He even won the Pick 4 at Monmouth over the weekend.
Goldberg also confidently picked Accelerate to take the Pacific Classic. The horse went out and won the Grade I race by more than 12 lengths. Those are just some of his successes after nailing the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont.
He got the 2019 season off to a great start by nailing the winning horse in the Pegasus World Cup, the richest horse race in North America.
Now, the horse-racing legend is all-in for the 2019 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct.
We can tell you he's not going with Instagrand, the Vegas favorite at 1-1 odds. The well-regarded horse is 2-for-2 so far, including a Grade 2 stakes win at Del Mar. But this is a step up in competition and length.
"He'll be part of the pace, but this is his first time going more than a sprint. He's stretching out and has speed, but there's plenty of other speed in this race too," Goldberg told SportsLine. "At these odds, I'm not going to play him."
However, Goldberg is loving a double-digit underdog to hit the board hard. This horse has all the tools to put together a complete run, and if the horse hits as Goldberg expects, you could be looking at a MASSIVE payout.
So what are Hammerin' Hank Goldberg's 2019 Gotham Stakes picks? And which huge underdog is a must-back? ... Join SportsLine right now to get Goldberg's picks for the Gotham Stakes, all from the horse racing legend who was all over last year's Triple Crown races!