Every year the first Saturday in May all the sports world sits on the edge of their seat waiting to see who will wear the bed of roses. With a rough economy this years Kentucky Derby has not been hyped as most of the recent races. But Craig is very excited as he thinks he has nailed the top three finishers in this years Kentucky Derby. The 2009 Derby trifecta play from sports handicapper Craig Trapp of CT Sports Picks is below for all of your sports gamblers to enjoy.
Pioneerof the Nile: Trainer Bob Baffert is no stranger to winning the Kentucky Derby and he seems to think NILE is up to give him another win. Another very positive is that jockey Garrett Gomez had his choice to ride one of two favorites and chose NILE over DUNKIRK. NILE has is currently listed as 2nd favorite at 4-1. After a very nice Santa Anita Derby win Baffert is trying to keep this colt improving going into the biggest race. NILE will most likely sit just off the pace and take over down the stretch. Will be a very good WIN wager if you get in at post time at 4-1 or higher odds.
Dunkirk: The odd horse out of the Garrett Gomez sweep stakes is looking to prove him wrong. Lucky for trainer Todd Pletcher he was able to recruit other top jockey Edgar Prado to pilot Dunkirk in the Kentucky Derby. Pletcher has not had good success in the derby but he has been the hottest trainer the last 4 years otherwise. Not a large colt but very tenacious and a late charging kick always give him a chance. Currently 4-1 co 2nd favorite will most likely go off at around 6-1 or so. Not sure this colt can win but definitely a 2nd or 3rd place is attainable.
General Quarters: To get value into any trifecta box you have to find the value in one or two longshots. Craig has found the diamond in the rough and this longshot can not only hit the board but if things go right could definitely win. Trainer Tom MCarthy is 75 years old and is making his first and he says only Kentucky Derby starter. Also the best jockey in the Kentucky circuits the last few years is Julian Leparoux. General Quarters most recently won the Blue Grass Stakes at Keenland and is definitely heading in the right direction. If this horse is over 20-1 definitely need to place a small wager on him to win also. Would be surprised if he runs poorly hitting the board is a definite possibility.
Hope everybody enjoys the 2009 Kentucky Derby and if you decide to go along with sports handicapper Craig Trapp, good luck. First Saturday's in May never get boring with those horses coming thundering down to the finish line.
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