Some of the top older horses in the world, including former Triple Crown contenders, face off in the $1 million Charles Town Classic on the historic West Virginia track, Saturday with a post time set for 5:30 p.m. ET. Six-time race winner War Story is the morning-line favorite at 7-2 odds.
Before you lock in any 2019 Charles Town Classic picks, you need to see what Jody Demling has to say.
He's coming off two impressive handicapping weekends. On Saturday he hit the exacta, trifecta and superfecta in the Arkansas Derby. That came one week after hitting the exacta and trifecta in the Santa Anita Derby, Blue Grass Stakes and Wood Memorial in the same day. Those picks continued Demling's astonishing start to 2019, in which he also nailed the superfecta at the prestigious Pegasus World Cup -- a $678 payout on a $1 bet -- and the superfecta at the Robert B. Lewis Stakes. He also picked the winner of the Risen Star Stakes in February with War of Will.
Plus, he's hit nine of the last 10 Derby-Oaks doubles at Churchill Downs. That means he's held a ticket with the winners of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby all but one time in the last decade. Anyone who has followed him is WAY up.
Now, Demling has analyzed the latest Charles Town Classic odds and released where he says every horse will finish.
We can tell you that he's not going with race favorite Rally Cry, the strong 5-2 favorite. The Todd Pletcher-trained horse has looked great in workouts leading up to the race. But he's also coming off a seven-month layoff and has just 14 races in his career ? a low mark for a 6-year-old. There are too many questions in a race full of contenders.
For the win, however, Demling is backing a horse who's shown plenty of promise leading up to Saturday's Charles Town Classic 2019. He's including this horse in his exactas, trifectas and superfectas, and so should you. Anyone who backs this longshot could hit it BIG.
Which horse wins Saturday's Charles Town Classic? And where will every horse finish? ... Join SportsLine right now to get Jody Demling's picks for the Charles Town Classic, plus get exacta, trifecta and superfecta picks, all from the expert who's coming off two impressive weekends handicapping the Arkansas Derby, Santa Anita Derby, Blue Grass Stakes and Wood Memorial!