Kentucky Derby 2012: Horses, Post Positions, Odds and Picks
Monrovia - almost 5 years
I stopped by the Derby restaurant on Huntington Drive one day last week to have a drink with my friend Dave Naftzerger. That drink hit the spot, so I told my bartender friend, Cynthia Naanough, "I'll Have Another."
Since Naanough is dating jockey Mike Smith, I left the restaurant having decided on my Kentucky Derby picks.
I'm going with Santa Anita Derby winner I'll Have Another to win with favored Bodemeister, who Smith will ride, to finish second in Saturday's race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
If I'm right, the exacta — a wager in which you have to pick the first two finishers in order — should pay pretty well. The odds on I'll Have Another are 12-1 and the odds on Bodemeister are 4-1.
I might box my exacta, meaning doubling my bet so that it will also pay if Bodemeister wins and I'll Have Another finishes second. The problem with that, though, is that the exacta will pay much less if the favored Bodemeister wins.
There's a reason I like my hunch bet involving