Since this website has constantly been giving you winning picks in every major North American sport that’s fit to bet on, we figured we’d get out of our comfort zone and give you guys some horse racing tips that might be spectacular, or blow up in all of our faces. Isn’t gambling fun?
If you know the main people behind the Sports Information Network already you’ll know that there’s only one of our members that we could ask how to bet the 2018 Kentucky Derby, and that man is none other than our own sweaty basement-dweller, Jacques Tannenbaum. Little is known publicly about JT, so allow me to give you some insight on the guy who’s been betting on sports and building award-winning gambling algorithm spreadsheets before most of you were even born.
Jacques has always made his money knowing which teams to bet against and which player props are way off of the number that they should be. However, like every other self-made millionaire, he likes to piss some of his winnings away on things that make no sense. One of these self-indulgent ventures is owning race horses…and he has a piece of no less than 4 different stags on 4 different continents. Yes, Australia included. For a man who seldom leaves his basement, his money sure does travel around the world freely.
So I phoned the Tannenbaum Hotline today and grilled him for all of his thoughts on this year’s Kentucky Derby, and which horses he thought could lead to a decent payday. His opinions were plentiful, but keep in mind that they were just that – opinions. Well, opinions based on 30+ years of intimate racebook knowledge, but I digress.
Best Bets for the 2018 Kentucky Derby
Now that you know the man, lets get to what he thinks the best bets for the 2018 Kentucky Derby are, and which horses you might want to get some money down on this Saturday. After all, what’s the point of betting on horse racing if you don’t have a decent shot to hit a nice payday? We all know that it’s more fun to win than lose.
Let’s start with who Jacques Tanennbaum hates in this race – Justify, owned by Godolphin Racing LLC, which sounds more like an evil Japanese fishing trawler than a legitimate horse breeding organization. How much does Jacques hate this horse? So much so that he said his first joke ever to me, “Justify…can’t justify his price! HAR HAR HAR,” he belted out while chomping loudly on an overly-salted meat stick. All of you wannabe horse bettors take notice – when JT takes a break from wolfing down a meat stick to crack a one-liner, run away from that pony as fast as you can.
So the horse that Jacques Tannenbaum is throwing his bankroll on is Bolt d’Oro, and if you’re smart, you’ll drop a few schillings on this nag too. It’s a classic JT horse racing pick – not the favorite, not the long shot, but a horse that many people will quickly pass over because it blends into the middle of the racing form. And since none of you will ever meet JT in person, allow me to tell you this fact about him: he hits 5 out of 6 horses on his Pick 6 wagers constantly. It’s ridiculous. I’ve never met anyone who’s come so close to scoring ridiculous piles of cash every other month but still refuses to reduce his wager down to a Pick 5 to give himself a better chance of winning. The guy is truly unbelievable.
2018 Kentucky Derby Long Shot Bet
Now you know that I couldn’t make you guys read an article this long without throwing in a decent long shot pick for the 144th Kentucky Derby, so I also got the horse that JT secretly likes but won’t bet the house on. Again, it’s another totally reasonable pick that many expert horse racing handicappers might skip over because they’re caught up in their own crapulence. Don’t make the same mistake.
If you want to take a stab at a horse that will currently get you paid at odds of +1,000, put your money on Vino Rosso, a stallion trained by the world-famous Todd Pletcher. He’s certainly no stranger to the Winner’s Circle and he’d love nothing more than to notch another victory on his belt. Plus any horse that’s named after an alcoholic beverage deserves a few bucks thrown down on them. At least that’s what I’m telling myself as I cash in the last of my Ethereum to get in on his action.
So yes – take this to the bank: the official Sports Information Network exacta pick for the 2018 Running of the Roses is Vino Rosso with Bolt d’Oro. As always, contact us directly to get our preferred wine pairings for each course of your celebratory lobster dinner. We live to give.
Now go get your money down on these red hot picks while there’s still time…
Current Odds to Win the 2018 Kentucky Derby
With over 21 thoroughbreds in this race it’s hard to keep track of who’s who, not to mention the actual numbers of the horses that you’ll want to gamble on to chase the biggest payouts. Here are the current odds to win the 2018 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs this Saturday:
#7 Justify +350
#14 Mendelssohn +550
#11 Bolt d’Oro +600
#5 Audible +700
#16 Magnum Moon +700
#6 Good Magic +800
#18 Vino Roso +1,200
#9 Hofburg +1,700
#10 My Boy Jack +2,000
#12 Enticed +2,500
#4 Flameaway +2,500
#17 Solomini +2,500
#2 Fire Drop Billy +3,500
#15 Instilled Regard +4,000
#19 Noble Indy +4,000
#13 Bravazo +5,000
#20 Combatant +5,000
#8 Lone Sailor +5,000
#3 Promises Fulfilled +5,000
#21 Blended Citizen +5,000
#1 Firenze Fire +6,000
The 2018 Kentucky Derby will run on May 5, 2018 at 6:46pm. You can watch it live on NBC.