Picking a Winner
Race Fan

United States

#1 May 4, 2013
Isn't that a great "programmer" ad (see top post on this forum)provided for the benefit of Kentucky Derby race fans? When was the last time any other sport was so kind to their fans? It gives you an icon of each horse, its colors and the name of the jockey at the bottom. What more can you ask, whether you are just an observer, or you plan to go out to Sunland Park to make a bet.

Sloppy track forecast.

The weather reports for Kentucky indicate heavy rains in the area today. A sloppy track can change the complexion of a race. It tends to favor front runners. Sloppy tracks are also fast tracks. Most jockeys cannot handle more than about three sets of goggles in a race, and it looks like they will use all of them today. Plodding, come-from-behind horses can be intimidated by too much mud in their eyes and instead of rallying, in the stretch may back off.
Handicapper

United States

#2 May 4, 2013
Post time for the Kentucky Derby is 4:35 p.m., El Paso Time. Telecasting begins on NBC at 3:00 p.m., in case you are not going to a race track where you can see, and bet, on it.
Front Runners

United States

#3 May 4, 2013
In anticipation of a possibly muddy track for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby,(80% chance pf rain), the front runners who are now being bet heavily are:

Gondencents (already a short-odd horse) ridden by African-American Jockey, Kevin Krigger.

Revolutionary- a long shot, but with bloodlines that indicate good mudder abilities. Ridden by Derby winner veteran, Cajun Calvin (Bo-Rail) Borel. Borel loves an off-track and is one of the boldest jockeys of all time. Churchill Downs is his home track.

Mylute-a front runner that also has good mudder bloodlines-ridden by top jockey, Rosie Napravnik.

Falling Sky is a long shot considered to have a chance in case of an off track.

Orb, a favorite on any kind of track, and the betting favorite from the start. Gets top money winner jockey, Joel Rosario, who recently won a ten million dollar purse at Dubai.

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