A competitive field of nine milers will enter the starting gate for the 2019 Penn Mile and Penn National Park in Pennsylvania. A Thread of Blue is the 5-2 favorite for the race, annually the biggest at the Pennsylvania track, with a post time of 7:30 p.m. ET.
Before you lock in any 2019 Penn Mile picks, you ABSOLUTELY need to see what Jody Demling has to say.
A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling is on a hot handicapping run. In January he nailed the superfecta at the prestigious Pegasus World Cup -- a $678 payout on a $1 bet. The following month he hit the superfecta at the Robert B. Lewis Stakes and correctly picked War of Will to win the Risen Star Stakes.
On April 6, Demling scored the exacta and trifecta in the Santa Anita Derby, Blue Grass Stakes and Wood Memorial on the same day. One week later he hit the exacta, trifecta and superfecta in the Arkansas Derby. The following week, he nailed the exacta, trifecta and superfecta in the Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes, winning $408.38 on a $38.40 investment.
Two weeks ago he scored the exacta, trifecta and superfecta in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, turning a $50.40 investment into $208.57. Last week, he hit the trifecta and superfecta at the Gamely Stakes. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Demling has analyzed the entire 2019 Penn Mile field and released where he believes every horse will finish.
We can tell you that Demling wants no part of Empire of War, one of the leading favorites at 9-2 odds. Trained by Todd Pletcher, this horse looked to turn a corner with back-to-back victories at Belmont and Aqueduct.
But he has struggled in his last two races, and neither had close to the amount of competition expected at the Penn Mile.
"Empire of War has not looked the same in his last two starts," Demling told SportsLine. "There is better value in this field."
Demling is especially high on a horse coming into this race off a loss. If you include him in your exotics, you could be looking at a COLOSSAL payday.
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