2020 KENTUCKY DERBY: HORSE RACING GURU REVEALS FULL LEADERBOARD
Jody Demling has nailed the winners of six straight races. Here are his coveted picks for the 2020 Kentucky Derby.
With the horse racing schedule flipped upside down, the 2020 Kentucky Derby will take place Saturday, Sept. 5 as the second leg of the Triple Crown. Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law is the 4-5 favorite at William Hill.
Before you bet this race, you NEED to see what Jody Demling has to say. The famed horse racing expert enters the Kentucky Derby on a major heater: He has the picked the winner of six straight races: the Saudi Cup, Gotham Stakes, Rebel Stakes, Louisiana Derby, Florida Derby and Belmont Stakes.
At the Belmont, Demling said Tiz the Law was clearly the class of a limited field and Barclay Tagg’s horse pulled away for a convincing 3 3/4-length victory.
This is the same handicapper who hit the Oaks-Derby double at Churchill Downs nine times in the last 11 years. That means he held a ticket with the winners of both the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby all but twice in his last 11 tries. Anyone who has followed him is WAY UP.
Now, Demling has released his early picks for the 2020 Kentucky Derby. We can tell you he’s fading Authentic, even though the Bob Baffert trainee is one of the favorites at 10-1. In fact, Demling says Authentic barely cracks the top 10! Instead, Demling is high on a monster long shot whose style fits Churchill Downs perfectly! If you include this horse in your exotics, you could be looking at a COLOSSAL payday! You ABSOLUTELY need to see which horse it is before locking in your picks.
Here is Demling’s early Kentucky Derby leaderboard:
The Triple Crown season started with the Belmont Stakes because of the CoVid-19 pandemic and now moves to Kentucky. So, it’s a 77-day break from the Belmont to the Kentucky Derby – which is typically the first leg of the Triple Crown.
Here’s a look at the leaderboard for the Derby:
NOTE: The official field will be drawn on Tuesday, Sept. 1.
-1. Tiz the Law (-125) – Well, another race and another super impressive performance. He’s clearly the best 3-year-old in the country. Can he hold his form?
-2. Art Collector (+450) – Has been intriguing horse for Louisville-based trainer Tom Drury; might be the only one with a chance at Tiz the Law.
-3. Honor A.P. (7-1) – The Santa Anita Derby winner is the best of the West Coast; but can he improve off his last start – which was disappointing.
-4. Sole Volante (50-1) – The Belmont Stakes was a major disappointment; but I will give him another shot, plus his style is great for the stretch at Churchill Downs.
-5. Major Fed (65-1) – Runner-up in the Indiana Derby is likely to be still running in the end; would be a great story with local trainer Greg Foley.
-6. Max Player (40-1) – The son of Honor Code ran a solid third in the Belmont Stakes and third in the Travers; just not sure he can keep up with the best.
-7. King Guillermo (24-1) – A long shot winner of the Tampa Bay Derby and runner-up in the Arkansas Derby will be coming off a four-month layoff. Not ideal but trainer Juan Carlos Avila is training him up to the race at Churchill.
-8. Attachment Rate (65-1) – Not sure he fits still with the best of this bunch, but he will be coming in the end and pass some tired horses.
-9. Thousand Words (12-1) – Beat Honor A.P. in the Shared Belief and Hall of Famer Bob Baffert thinks he should be a factor in the Derby.
-10. Authentic (10-1) – Trainer Bob Baffert has endure so much bad luck this spring, but he still has the son of Into Mischief. Not sure he wants the added distance but he’s going to be trying until the end.
-11. Winning Impression (150-1) – The only reason I think he will beat any of the horses in the field is that some won’t get the distance; he’ll at least keep running.
-12. Enforceable (28-1) – Have had him higher all year but he keeps disappointing me; just don’t see him in the top half.
-13. NY Traffic (30-1) – Will be in the Derby on points but not sure he belongs with the rest of this bunch.
-14. Finnick the Fierce (100-1) – Seventh in the Blue Grass Stakes but has some points and will fill out the field.
-15. Necker Island (150-1) – If the connections can get in, I believe they will go just to see him run.
-16. Storm the Court (60-1) – Won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile but doesn’t belong going against the best of this crop right now.