2021 Kentucky Derby Preview | Chris’ Picks

Kentucky Derby Picks

Medina Spirit

One horse to watch is Medina Spirit coming out of the 8 spot. He comes in as one of the fastest horses in the field. One question mark is the loss in the Santa Anita Derby by over four lengths to Rock Your World. With that said, you can never count out a Bob Baffert horse in the Kentucky Derby.

Rock Your World

Another horse that has a decent chance in the race is Rock Your World. He comes into the Derby as one of three undefeated horses. He started his career on the turf, but had a great transition over to the dirt. This was exemplified by the great win in the Santa Anita Derby. He is also the only horse in the field that has a 100 buyers speed figure.

Hot Rod Charlie

While I love Medina Spirit and Rock Your World, Hot Rod Charlie is my pick to win the Derby. Hot Rod Charlie comes into this race as the winner of the Louisiana Derby and one of the fastest horses in the field. Trainer Doug O’Neil has been here before with two Kentucky Derby wins under his belt. With Jockey Flavien Prat, I think that Hot Rod Charlie is a great pick to win the Derby, especially with the 8/1 morning line.

  • Medina Spirit 15/1
  • Rock Your World 5/1
  • Hot Rod Charlie 8/1

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Chris Hogan

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