Posts by Justin Dew

Derby Spotlight: War of Will

Brought to you by BetPTC.com, the only ADW offering instant cash back. The results of the four grass races to start his career are a clear indicator that War of Will has talent. His first three dirt races, all of which were wins, showed he was a serious contender for the Kentucky Derby. But what…

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Derby Spotlight: Win Win Win

Brought to you by BetPTC.com, the only ADW offering instant cash back. I have no issue with playing a horse in a route whose best races have come sprinting. Maximum Security and Bodexpress just ran 1-2 in the Florida Derby coming out of 7F races. However, when those impressive sprint performances came from way off…

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Derby Spotlight: Plus Que Parfait

Brought to you by BetPTC.com, the only ADW offering instant cash back. Go watch the replay of the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs on November 24, 2018, and tell me that you can’t see Plus Que Parfait making the same move over the same track in the Kentucky Derby. I defy you. I…

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Who wants to go to Japan with me?

Brought to you by BetPTC.com, the only ADW offering instant cash back. Word came down this week that The Japan Racing Association will host their own wagering pool for the Kentucky Derby if their native son, Master Fencer, starts in the race. I think I speak for all American bettors when I say that fu*king sucks.…

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Derby Spotlight: Omaha Beach

Brought to you by BetPTC.com, the only ADW offering instant cash back. Are we looking at the Kentucky Derby favorite here? Seems likely so. The decision by Mike Smith to ride this guy over Roadster is a big deal in my opinion. And he’s been visually impressive in both recent stakes wins. That said, even…

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Derby Spotlight: Long Range Toddy

Brought to you by BetPTC.com, the only ADW offering instant cash back. I had been hoping that Long Range Toddy would turn in a good performance in the Arkansas Derby so that he would attract attention at the windows in the Kentucky Derby and I could bet against him. But it was not to be.…

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Jockey Decisions

Brought to you by BetPTC.com, the only ADW offering instant cash back. There are two recent examples of decisions make by jockeys that surprised me and have me wondering to what extent those decisions should influence my Kentucky Derby wagering. For starters, the biggest news this week was that Mike Smith chose Omaha Beach over…

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Derby Spotlight: Country House

Brought to you by BetPTC.com, the only ADW offering instant cash back. Think back to the 2013 and 2014 Kentucky Derbies. Both races featured a runner-up that led to the tote board blowing up. Those two horses were Golden Soul and Commanding Curve, both at odds of over 30-1. And this year, the horse that…

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Derby Spotlight: Vekoma

Brought to you by BetPTC.com, the only ADW offering instant cash back. I think it’s fair, even if you weren’t terribly turned off by Vekoma’s 3rd place effort in the Fountain of Youth, to draw a line through it. It was his first start in four months and he had every right to need a…

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Derby Ticket Prices Are Officially Insane

Brought to you by BetPTC.com, the only ADW offering instant cash back. I have a lot of experience attending the Kentucky Derby. From 1995 through 2010, I only missed two Derbies. I’ve been twice since 2011. I have sat everywhere, and paid every price for tickets. In recent years, Churchill Downs has seemingly tried to…

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