The horses in the 148th run of the Kentucky Derby were listed in the order of the title, with quotes from Joe Drape and Melissa Hoppert of the New York Times. The morning session was organized by Mike Battaglia of Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
How to view: Coverage begins Saturday afternoon, Eastern time, on the U.S. Network, and will continue on NBC at 2:30 p.m. It will also be broadcast on NBCSports.com.
Post time: 6:57 p.m.
Bags: $ 3 million guarantee
Distance: 1 ¼ mile
Track record: 1:59 Secret (Secretariat, 1973)
Weight: 126 lb ua
Joe Drape’s win-place-show picks: Smile Happy, Crown Pride, Mo Donegal
Melissa Hoppert’s Choice: Epicenter, Messier, Zandon
Here is what we see in the field:
1. Mo Donegal
Instructor: Todd Pletcher Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr. Not true: 10-1
Drape: This colt was my choice until he got this No. It is very difficult to walk through this place, especially for closer to Mo.
Hoppert: He finished in silver in all five starts and turned his head with a beautiful race at the Wood Memorial. He is also the son of Father Mo, who has already won the Derby (Nyquist in 2016) and who has the lead on his back.
2. Congratulations Jack
Instructor: Doug O’Neill Jockey: Rafael Bejarano: Do you want more followers? Not true: 30-1
Drape: My son’s name is Jack, and he’s happy. He was able to meet his needs with his donation.
Hoppert: Calumet homebred finished third in two Santa Anita races but was unimportant. It will not be on the Derby, either.
Instructor: Steve Asmussen Jockey: Joel Rosario: Do you need more followers? Not true: 7-2
Drape: This is your favorite thing after a while, and I can not blame anyone who bets on it. But it is not a lock.
Hoppert: I will give my way. The winner of four of the six tournaments, including our pre-season plans in Louisiana, has a lot going for it: a variety of sports, top players and Hall of Fame coaches which has gone a long way in adding Run to Roses for its applications.
4. Summer is tomorrow
Instructor: Bhupat Seemar Jockey: Mickael Barzalona Not true: 30-1
Drape: He has two wins in Dubai. This challenge is a big step by step.
Hoppert: The second place finish in the UAE Derby was born to former Kentucky Gov. Brereton C. Jones. It will be out on Saturday, but it will not be near the end.
5. Smile Happy
Instructor: Kenny McPeek Jockey: Corey Lanerie Not true: 20-1
Drape: He won here at the age of 2, and McPeek knew how to point them at the big tournament. I choose.
Hoppert: He turned his head when he was 2 years old, but he finished second in two starts this year. A real question.
Instructor: Tim Yakteen Jockey: John Velazquez Not true: 8-1
Drape: A match played by his stable friend Taiba in the Santa Anita Derby.
Hoppert: You know what they say: Do not count Bob Baffert – er, Tim Yakteen – horse. (Yakteen was Baffert’s former assistant.) Messier finished first or second in all on his debut and had a good chance of becoming the third Canada-bred to win the Derby. I am chalking his Santa Anita Derby show for two months of competition.
Instructor: Koichi Shintani Jockey: Christophe Lemaire Not true: 20-1
Drape: Japanese horses have won major tournaments in Saudi Arabia and Dubai, so why not stay here? This has resulted in self-training in the morning.
Hoppert: The first place to finish in the UAE Derby is actually the horse on the back, and not for its fast pace: It warms up by racing in a circle like a dressed horse. .
Instructor: Todd Pletcher Jockey: Luis Saez Not true: 20-1
Drape: A lightly raced and intelligent gray. Like Pletcher sitting on good.
Hoppert: The Florida Derby rider has only competed three times, but he has shown promise, and with a clean tour can improve.
9. Tiz the Bomb
Instructor: Kenny McPeek Jockey: Brian Hernandez Jr. Not true: 30-1
Drape: He won five of the eight, but his best run was achieved at the semifinals.
Hoppert: Finally he ran off the ground he finished seven, and with the rain in forecast, you have to look elsewhere.
Instructor: Chad Brown Jockey: Flavien Prat Not true: 3-1
Drape: Another horse that looked good in the morning training. It runs from the back, a style that hasn’t paid off in recent publications.
Hoppert: You can not miss this near-jet-black horse of racing, and you should never look at it from a gambling window, either. Together with the red-and-gold athlete, the Blue Grass Stakes winner quickly gave his coach his complete victory in the best possible way without winning a Derby.
11. Pioneer of Medina
Instructor: Todd Pletcher Jockey: Joe Bravo Not true: 30-1
Drape: He is a strong racehorse and will win the road. Not here.
Hoppert: This will be the fifth racetrack and seven players for the third place finish in the Louisiana Derby. Skip.
Instructor: Tim Yakteen Jockey: Mike Smith Not true: 12-1
Drape: The undefeated colt is Trying to win after two dazzling starts, a feat accomplished once, by a horse named Leonatus in 1883.
Hoppert: Its owner pushes him into the Santa Anita Derby with only one race under his belt, the risk of which pays off. But with a little knowledge, can he make the same ability against 19 other horses? Smith, his rider, did very well, saying: At 56, he would become the oldest athlete to win a Derby.
Instructor: Antonio Sano Jockey: Jose Ortiz Not true: 20-1
Drape: Two others ran through him in the Florida Derby. It will be a surprise.
Hoppert: All of his race has been at Gulfstream Park, and he’s not as fast as many of his competitors.
14. Barber Road
Instructor: John Ortiz Jockey: Reylu Gutierrez Not true: 30-1
Drape: A critically ill patient with a second illness – four trials completed.
Hoppert: The second finish in the Arkansas Derby has not been won this year, but his story is a winner: This is the first derby for his coach, his athlete and his owner, the manager of Walmart , William Simon, who was married. it $ 15,000. What does that mean for the daily low price?
15. White Abbario
Instructor: Saffie Joseph Jr. Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione Not true: 10-1
Drape: This gray won four out of five and proved himself to be the best horse in Florida.
Hoppert: The Florida Derby winner only lost by Churchill Downs.
Instructor: Brad Cox Jockey: Florent Geroux Not true: 20-1
Drape: This is the winner coach taking the colt out of back-to-back wins. respect.
Hoppert: With confidence in the Arkansas Derby, he has beaten himself to the best of Cox’s trio. It could also be a beautiful option: It is named after the treatment for leukemia.
17. Classic Causeway
Instructor: Brian Lynch Jockey: Julien Leparoux: Do you want more followers? Not true: 30-1
Drape: Where’s the Classic Causeway we got? The Tampa Derby winner, or the colt who spun his wheel in the Florida Derby? Your feelings are like mine.
Hoppert: It will run early but it is a question after finishing the Florida Derby.
18. Tawny Port
Instructor: Brad Cox Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr. Not true: 30-1
Drape: It has the advantage of good quality, but this is very fast.
Hoppert: Named after the style of Portuguese wine, it has won on land and metal, and Derby will be its third race in five weeks. Is there anything in the bottle?
Instructor: Brad Cox Jockey: Manny Franco Not true: 20-1
Drape: It will run early, but there will be many others. Not this time.
Hoppert: The smart but slow-moving Louisiana Derby racer is the title for the favorite restaurant owner in the Virgin Islands.
20. Ethereal Road
Instructor: D. Wayne Lukas Jockey: Luis Contreras Not true: 30-1
Drape: He has only won once in seven trials, but his Hall of Fame coach believes that if you are in it, you have a chance to win.
Hoppert: It was the 50th Derby starting for 86-year-old Luke, who has won the tournament four times. If it were to pull off elsewhere, it would be its worst failure, especially from Post 20.