Ed DeRosa of Brisnet.com takes on TDN’s Steve Sherack and Brian DiDonato as they handicap Triple Crown prep races plus the big three races themselves. The three will make $100 Win/Place bets in the preps and $200 Win/Place bets in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont. Highest bankroll at the end wins.
DeRosa – Matt Winn Results – Ny Traffic was second best. Bankroll: $2765.
GI Runhappy Santa Anita Derby – I picked Honor A. P. in the San Felipe and see no reason to get off him here with some freshening at twice the price of the horse who got the jump on him last time with slightly more seasoning. There’s more speed in here, though, than last time, and I think this is the start of Honor A. P.’s march toward the GI Kentucky Derby Sept. 5 at Churchill Downs. Selection: #6 Honor A. P. (9-5).
Sherack – Matt Winn Results – Pneumatic ran a very solid third in his stakes debut. But, wow, how good is Maxfield? Bankroll: $2155.
GI Runhappy Santa Anita Derby – Two things are pointing in favor of Honor A. P. that should help the son of Honor Code turn the tables on Authentic in this highly anticipated San Felipe rematch: added distance and the presence of inside speed. Time to find out how good he really is. Selection: #6 Honor A. P. (9-5).