2019 Kentucky Derby Trifecta, Superfecta & Exacta Picks

Posted by Derrick Harper on May 1, 2019 in

On Saturday afternoon, the 2019 Kentucky Derby will take place at Churchill Downs. I am going to give you a few exotic bets in the form of exactas, trifectas, and superfectas in hopes of hitting a big one at the derby. On Saturday afternoon, the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place at Churchill Downs. I am going to give you a few exotic bets in the form of exactas, trifectas, and superfectas in hopes of hitting a big one at the derby.

2019 Kentucky Derby Trifecta, Superfecta & Exacta Picks

The first play is going to be my #1 bet for the Kentucky Derby. It is a $1 trifecta key which will cost you $6 to bet. A trifecta key is when you pick one horse to ‘key’ and that horse has to win the race. Then you get to pick 3 other horses that can come in 2nd and 3rd in any order. This is different from a normal trifecta box where you pick 3 horses to come in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. I am going to pick the 12 horse Omaha Beach as my ‘key’ horse. He is the favorite at 4-1 and I think he wins this race easy.

My next horse is the 16 horse Game Winner who is the 2nd favorite at 5-1. The 3rd horse I am taking is the 7 Maximum Security at 10-1. These are the 3 horses I think will be in the top 3. Now, because we did the trifecta key, we get to pick another horse to throw in. I am going to add the 3 horse By My Standards at 20-1 to try and juice up the payout in hopes of a 3rd place finish for the longshot.

By My Standards already won the Louisiana Derby as a longshot and could contend here. $1 Trifecta Key the 12 with the 3, 7, and 16 (12/3-7-16).

Another One

If you do not feel comfortable doing the trifecta key and don’t want your ticket ruined if Omaha Beach comes in 2nd or 3rd then you can do a natural $1 trifecta box with the 7, 12, and 16 horses which will cost $6 (7-12-16). Another trifecta I like includes Omaha Beach and Maximum Security once again but take the 5 horse Improbable at 6-1 instead of Game Winner (5-7-12).            Next, I am going to give some exactas.

As I mentioned before I believe Omaha Beach will win this one handily, so I am going to have him in all of these paired with 3 different horses. The first one I have is Omaha Beach and Game Winner (12-16). The next one I have is Omaha Beach with Maximum Security (7-12), and my final exacta is Omaha Beach with Improbable (5-12). A $1 exacta box costs $2.

Superfecta for the 2019 Kentucky Derby

I am going to give out 2 superfecta picks but these are very difficult to win especially in this race where there are 20 horses. The first one I like is Omaha Beach, Game Winner, Maximum Security, and Improbable (5-7-12-16). These 4 horses all have pretty low odds, so it is a more realistic possibility.

The next one is going to include some longshots so this could be the big one. I like Omaha Beach and Game Winner to come in followed by By My Standards, who I mentioned before. The final horse I am going to include is the 20 horse Country House who is 30-1. So, it is (3-12-16-20). Country House is a horse who is said to have some late kick so look for him to make a push for 4th late and pass some horses that gas out.

**MAKE SURE YOU BOX ALL OF THESE PLAYS FOR THE 2019 KENTUCKY DERBY**

If you don’t box the horses then they have to come in in the exact order you select them which is extremely hard to hit.
Here are the costs for your normal $1 bets.$1 exacta box costs $2$1 trifecta box costs $6$Superfecta box costs $24 (You can do a $0.10 superfecta box which costs $2.40)