VIDEO: WDEL's Preview of Kentucky Derby 139
Sean Greene, Al Mascitti, and Gary Mullinax each have different top choices for Kentucky Derby 139 to be run Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs in Kentucky.
Mascitti, host of the "Al Mascitti Show" on WDEL from 9-Noon weekdays, is going with morning-line favorite Orb. Orb has won his last four races, including the Grade II Fountain of Youth and the Grade I Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. The Shug McGaughey trainee is scheduled to be ridden by Joel Rosario.
Mullinax's top selection is Itsmyluckyday, the second place finisher to Orb in the Florida Derby and winner the Grade III Holy Bull and Gulfstream Park Derby at the track outside of Miami.
Greene is going with Goldencents, who bounced back from a 4th place finish in the Grade II San Felipe Stakes to take the Grade I Santa Anita Derby in California. The colt, who is partially owned by Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, also has victories in the Grade III Sham and Grade III Delta Downs Jackpot.
None of the 21 horses listed for the race has run at Delaware Park, however Rick Porter, who owns a series of car dealerships in Newark, owns Normandy Invasion, a moderate longshot that Mascitti thinks could be an upset shot Saturday.
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