2012 Kentucky Derby Contenders: Today is the most exciting 2 minutes in sports and it there couldn’t be a harder puzzle to solve than who are the true 2012 Kentucky Derby contenders. Union Rags and Bodemeister are the favorites but with an upset bigger than Buster Douglas’s win over Mike Tyson, 50-1 longshot Mine That Bird proved that anything is possible with a 2009 Derby win. Be low is a closer look at the “live” 2012 Kentucky Derby Contenders according to our Horse Racing Picks experts.
2012 Kentucky Derby Contenders Analysis: Bodemeister and Union Rags are the blue-chippers and rightfully so. Bodemeister is a flyer that is in supreme form but his thin payout is discouraging. Union Rags is unproven but has a ton of heart and is probably an overlay at 5-1. Undefeated Gemologist is worth taking a flier bet on at 6-1 after opening at 8-1 with All-Star trainer Todd Pletcher in his corner. Alpha fell short against Gemologist at the Wood Memorial but is probably a dead dog. Despite his lack of class Liason has had impressive workouts and might be worth a look at 50-1.
I’ll Have Another is coming off a long hiatus but without a truly bad performance and has great value at 12-1. I’ll Have Another has a win over Bodemeister and is a consistent performer. Hansen has plenty of wind and should be worth a pick at 10-1. In the end Take Charge Indy has all of the tools to pull of a win here and is our Horse Racing Picks unanimous choice to pull away from the pack among the 2012 Kentucky Derby Contenders.
2012 Kentucky Derby Contenders Picks: Take Charge Indy 2 UNITS ($200 to win $1500)