While I'm very depressed that I'll be working during this year's 136th Kentucky Derby (and there is no TV here at the library), I still have every intention of wearing a cute dress and ridiculously large hat.You should too. Once you have your hat, you need to be prepared to pick a winner.
My number one reason for picking has always been Looks. Why not go with the pretty horse? For me this usually means the grey one (there is always a token grey one, just like the token black friend on sitcoms).
This years Grey One is:
Pulling the number 10 spot was great luck, so maybe we have a chance! Currently his odds stand at 22/1, so if you take this bet and it actually pay off, you're looking at some hefty cash!
This years Awesome Name is:
Go figure, Awesome Act is an awesome name! And he also came in as #2 Prettiest Horse. Running in the number 16 spot, his odds are 10/1, which aren't too shabby.
And finally, if nothing else will help you to decide, there is always loyalty to the underdog. There is always one or two poor fillies who get pooled in with the testosterone laden pool.
This years Poor Filly:
Devil May Care
She's also ridiculously pretty (well they all are!). A late addition put forward by her trainer only after the favorite, Eskendereya, was injured, Devil May Care was originally slated to run in the Kentucky Oaks (the baby sister to the Derby). I'm rather excited and hope she kicks ass. Bets currently at 16/1!
Super Saver based on his jockey Calvin Borel.
Borel is a two time ESPY winner for best jockey. Last year he won the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, Preakness, Haskell, and Woodward. Yeah... All of them. He's probably a good bet in and of himself.
So there you have it folks! Get get out your bourbon and mint, find yourself a big hat, and enjoy the time honored tradition of hoping no one dies on Saturday!