Kentucky Derby preview and picks for 144th Run for the Roses

Kentucky Derby preview and picks for 144th Run for the Roses

May 03, 2018 10:14 AM
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The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby, the first leg of the coveted horse racing Triple Crown, will go off at Churchill Downs at 6:46 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 5. 

You can tune in on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) for the Derby undercards from 12 to 2:30 pm ET and stream the races here. Then it’s over to NBC at 2:30 pm for coverage and the main event, with a stream available here.

If all 20 horses start, the total purse would be $2,192,000. The winner earns $1,432,000. Horses are in post position order below with trainers, jockeys and morning-line odds. Here’s the preview and picks. 

1) Firenze Fire: Jason Servis, Paco Lopez, 50-1
Has proven no match for the top of this crop. No reason to think the winner of the Jerome will be anywhere near the leaders at the finish line

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