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How Our Horse Racing Experts are Betting the 2020 Kentucky Derby

SI Gambling insider and Horse Racing Handicapper Frankie Taddeo, along with Winstar Farms Trainer Destin Heath go over their bets EXCLUSIVELY for SI Fantasy PRO for today's Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky Derby Formula Rankings

  • #17 Tiz the Law
  • #15 Ny Traffic
  • #16 Honor A.P
  • #10 Thousand Words
  • #13 Attachment Rate
  • #7 Money Moves
  • #2 Max Player
  • #18 Authentic
  • #3 Enforceable
  • #12 Sole Volante
  • #4 Storm The Court
  • #8 South Bend
  • #9 Mr. Big News
  • #11 Necker Island
  • #5 Major Fed

Now that we have our rankings, let’s break down the odds and take a closer look into the race.

America’s biggest horse race will be contested in an unusual manner this weekend, and in highly unusual times. SI's Pat Forde discusses the circumstances around the 2020 Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky Derby Betting Breakdown

Frankie Taddeo, SI Gambling & Fantasy Analyst / Vegas Insider (@Frankie_Fantasy)

This race will boil down to whether Tiz the Law can overcome post No. 17. He has made us a lot of money over the past few months and I cannot fade him in the Derby despite his draw.

My top play is #17 Tiz the Law (3/5) who I will use heavily over #15 Ny Traffic (20/1), #10 Thousand Words (15/1) and Honor A.P. (5/1).

In trifecta and superfecta plays, I will be using #2 Max Player (30/1) and #13 Attachment Rate (50/1) as my top longshots looking to spice up the payouts.

The wildcard in the field is Todd Pletcher’s lightly raced #7 Money Moves (30/1). I will be fading #18 Authentic (8/1) completely from all tickets. With the scratch of King Guillermo, I will now be using #16 Honor A.P (5/1) defensively, while attempting to create maximum payout potential on exotics.

TOP Exacta: 17 /7,10,13,15,16

COST: $1 wager: $5

TOP Trifecta Part-Wheel: 17 with 15,16 with 7,10,13,15,16

COST: $1 wager: $8

SPREAD Trifecta Part-Wheel: 17 with 7,10,13,15,16 with 2,7,10,13,15,16

COST: ¢.50 wager: $12.50

TOP SUPERFECTA: 17 w/ 15,16 w/ 7,10,13,15,16 with 2,3,7,10,12,13,15,16

COST: ¢.10 wager: $4.80

All wagers display ticket cost. All bettors should adjust wager amounts based upon bankroll!

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Destin Heath, Trainer at Winstar Farms, Versailles, KY (@dgheat02)

Top Choice: #17 Tiz the Law (3/5)

Use Underneath: #2 Max Player (30/1), #7 Money Moves (30/1) and #10 Thousand Words (15/1)

Top Longshot: #13 Attachment Rate (50/1)