DERBY BILL PICKS THE TRIPLE CROWN PREPS

Essential Quality won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Photo by Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup/CSM

Three major Kentucky Derby preps take place Saturday around the country, with the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, Blue Grass at Keeneland, and Santa Anita Derby all offering 100 points to the winner.

Derby Bill’s thoughts:

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LISTEN TO DERBY BILL AND NICK HAHN OF OFF TO THE RACES RADIO

RACEDERBY BILL PICKSDERBY BILL SAYS…
Wood MemorialWeyburn on top, Chad Brown trainees Risk Taking (the favorite) and Crowded Trade underneath“This is where you make your money today.”
Blue GrassSingling Essential Quality, the 3-5 morning line favorite“Godolphin has a stacked barn for the Kentucky Derby. This one could have won all three of the races today.”
Santa Anita DerbyMedina Spirit and Defunded“I think it’s a Baffert exacta there.”

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