2022 Kentucky Derby horses, contenders, odds, date: Expert who nailed 9 Derby-Oaks doubles gives picks

The 2022 Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday at Churchill Downs. No horse has won since the No1 position since Ferdinand in 1986, but if any horse is equipped to take advantage of the rail it might be Mo Donegal. The Todd Pletcher-trained colt already has a pair of rail wins, including an impressive run at Wood Memorial last month. Mo Donegal is 10-1 in the latest 2022 Kentucky Derby odds, while Zandon is the 3-1 favorite and Epicenter is next at 7-2 among the 2022 Kentucky Derby horses. Pletcher’s other two entries in the 2022 Kentucky Derby champ, Charge It and Pioneer of Medina, are 20-1 and 30-1, respectively. The 2022 Kentucky Derby post time is 6:57 p.m. ET. With so much to consider, you’ll want to see what SportsLine’s Jody Demling has to say before entering your own 2022 Kentucky Derby picks or your own horse racing predictions.

A staple of the horse racing world who has been writing, speaking and betting on races for years, Demling has been on point with his horse racing betting. He hit the exacta at Wood Memorial in April. Last year he hit the exacta, trifecta and superfecta in the Belmont Stakes. It’s the same handicapper who has pulled off the Derby-Oaks double at Churchill Downs nine times in the last 13 years. That means he’s held a ticket with the winners of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby nearly four times in his last 13 tries.

Additionally, at some point in 2020, he picked the winners of six consecutive races: the Saudi Cup, Gotham Stakes, Rebel Stakes, Louisiana Derby, Florida Derby and Belmont Stakes. Anyone who has followed him on those races is top.

Now, with the 2022 Kentucky Derby lineup locked down, Demling is sharing his picks and predictions on SportsLine. Go here to see them.

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One of Demling’s surprising picks for the 2022 Kentucky Derby: He’s fading Epicenter, claiming one of the top favorites barely makes the top three. Epicenter finished first in the Road to the Kentucky Derby 2022 standings thanks to victories in the Gun Runner Stakes, Risen Star Stakes and Louisiana Derby. But coach Steve Asmussen had a tough history in the Kentucky Derby, failing to get the job done on his first 23 tries.

Jockey Joel Rosario won the Kentucky Derby on Orb in 2013 but is coming off a hugely disappointing 16th place finish on Rock Your World last year. Owners Joan and Ron Winchell are winless in eight tries at the Kentucky Derby and speed could be an issue with several Kentucky Derby closings joining the smash.

Another stunner: Demling is high on Mo Donegal, even though he is a double-digit long shot and will run from the inside post. Mo Donegal drew the position of the inner rail post. Eight winners parted ways with the No. 1 spot in Kentucky Derby history, but it hasn’t been a favorable spot in the last few decades since 1986 was the last time a horse won from of the.

Mo Donegal, however, has hit the board in all five races of his career and is coming off the top spot at Wood Memorial in early April. Demling isn’t concerned about the colt being pushed back early because he thinks he has the speed to race from behind. “He should be out there running the stretch,” Demling told SportsLine, making him a solid choice for 2022 Kentucky Derby betting.

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Demling is particularly high on a bigger double-digit evening long shot who “trained very well at Churchill Downs”, and is ready to hit the board hard. Demling shares which horse it is, along with his entire projected ranking, on SportsLine.

Which horse wins the 2022 Kentucky Derby? And which huge underdog is a must-have? Check out the latest 2022 Kentucky Derby odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Demling’s picks for the Kentucky Derby, all from the expert who had nine Derby-Oaks doubles and six consecutive runs.

2022 Kentucky Derby horses, odds

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