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The 149th Running Of The Kentucky Derby

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Gary Glennon 2021  Kentucky Derby Picks

I really like Essential Quality but also think Rock Your World and Highly Motivated have a big-time chance

to win. I will use the three of those in the Derby as a $1 ticket with all in Oaks.

Morning-line favorite Essential Quality has never lost in five career starts, was the Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner and 2-year-old champion last year and was impressive in winning the Blue Grass Stakes earlier this month on the Derby trail.
The Brad Cox-trained son of Tapit has trained well at Churchill Downs - his home base - in the weeks leading up to the Derby and is my pick. While I believe he will run big and win the races, there are five other horses that I believe could be wearing the roses on Saturday night. The speed was spread throughout during the post position draw for the field, while Florida Derby winner Known Agenda got the worst of the draws. He's in the No. 1 post position, which hasn't produced a Derby winner since Ferdinand in 1986. Another serious contender - Blue Grass runner-up Highly Motivated - is in the No. 17 post position, which

is 0-for-41 all-time in Derby races. The Derby is the best betting race of the year! Good luck and enjoy.

-1. Essential Quality (2-1) - The Breeders' Cup Juvenile champion is still undefeated after a gutsy win over Highly Motivated in the Blue Grass Stakes. He looks the part and I believe will run like a a freight train Saturday

-2. Rock Your World (5-1) - The most impressive prep race of the season came in the Santa Anita Derby. The son of Candy Ride was making his debut on dirt and looked sensational in winning at Santa Anita for trainer John Sadler. Could he be a super horse?.

-6. Hot Rod Charlie (8-1) - The son of Oxbow seems to get better each time he steps on the track and trainer Doug O'Neill knows how to win a Derby.

-7. King Fury (20-1) - Is best bet of the long shots, I think he could be simply because he will be flying in the end.

-8. O Besos (20-1) - Local trainer Greg Foley wants him to drop back and make one run in the end; young jockey Marcelino Pedroza will be making his first Derby start and that scares me away from him a bit.


-9. Midnight Bourbon (20-1) - A second-place finished in the Louisiana Derby got him into the race; he got loose on the backside a couple of weeks ago and that might be the most fun the colt has in his Derby experience.


-10. Sainthood (50-1) - Ran second in the Jeff Ruby Stakes to get the points; could be a monster price and has a chance to get a small piece of the purse.

-11. Medina Spirit (15-1) - Trainer Bob Baffert had a loaded stable during the winter, but Life is Good was injured and Concert Tour was removed from Derby consideration. Baffert said Medina Spirit is one of the "top 10 horses" in the race, which is not a ringing endorsement.

-12. Super Stock (30-1) - Super Stock was super impressive in winning the Arkansas Derby; seems to keep improving.

-13. Bourbonic (30-1) - The long shot winner of the Wood Memorial has a great style for the Kentucky Derby; he will try to win it coming from the clouds but not sure he's good enough against a field this solid and this large.

-14. Soup and Sandwich (30-1) - Trainer Mark Casse is high on the son of Mischief; he's lightly raced but was second in the Florida Derby.

-15. Helium (50-1) - The Tampa Bay Derby winner hasn't raced in eight weeks; I don't like the long layoff.

-16. Like the King (50-1) - The son of Palace Malice has a spot in the Derby field by winning the Jeff Ruby Stakes, but I don't like him against this field.

-17. Dynamic One (20-1) - Second in the Wood Memorial was a solid showing, but was run down by a

72-1 shot.

-18. Keepmeinmind (50-1) - Was high on my list at the end of the last year; but has been fifth and sixth in two starts this year.

-19. Hidden Stash (50-1) - The son of Constitution is 0-for-3 this year and was fourth in the Blue Grass Stakes; does have a win at Churchill but just don't think he can match these.

-20. Brooklyn Strong (50-1) - Wasn't in the Derby field until the Sunday and shouldn't be a factor at all. 



                                                                          LET'S DO IT

                This is the original race card sent to Digital Downloads from Gary Glennon

                 His Best Pick Race in his life, Gary said it was like laying down a Full House at the tables.

      Gary Glennon TrackMasters Of Thoroughbred Racing / Thoroughbred Racing online

                                                  149th Running Of The Kentucky Derby

Want to go for the GOLD? Then this pick is not out of line. It’s way possible that these picks could make it to the wire first. Get a $10.00 box ticket on: Cost $60.00

# 9   Hot Rod Charlie

      # 8  Medina Spirit 

# 7  Mandaloun      

Pays $ 1259.00


# 14  Essential Quality  Lets face it this horse is very fast, unbeaten and has the best position in the gate. The jockey is prime pilot and there ready to win. It’s a must.

I will try to use this horse for the best money making wagers. Ready? Just Do It


Let's play a $20 exacta box with my top three in the race. And then take Essential Quality and play him in a $1 bet over the rest of the horses in the field.
$20 exacta box ,# 14  7 - 8 ($120.00) $1,259.00
$1 exacta 14 over ALL ($19)

Because the minimum is $0.50 for the trifecta, I will try to play that a little heavier in the Derby than I normally would. I won't play as much in the superfecta pool.
But again, I will key Essential Quality and make sure that I am covered with the other couple of horses I like to win.
$0.50 TRIFECTA 14 with 1,5,6,7,8,9,14,17 with 1,5,6,7,8,9,14,17 (BOX the Green
$0.50 TRIFECTA 5,6,7, 8,9,14, Box um up
$0.50  5,6,7, 8 9,14,16,17 with box the green  Super 5        $296,769.40
With the minimum being $1 on the superfecta play - and not the normal $0.10 - I won't play as much because it can get expensive in a hurry.
But I will key Essential Quality.
$1 SUPERFECTA 14, 5 6,7,8,9, 

Box them up                           Pays $9,456.40

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