Kentucky Derby Preview

1 May 2019

When Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach developed a cough, he visited the vet. But the diagnosis was more serious than expected. The examination discovered an entrapped epiglottis which will require surgery, making the colt a scratch for Saturday's race and the other legs of the Triple Crown as well. The new favorite Game Winner currently sits at 9-2. Improbable and Roadster are both at 5-1 in what should be a wide open Running of the Roses.

James Harden received better news--his corneas are all right. He and Kevin Durant are prop bets in the First Game of the GridCard which also includes MLB and NHL games and finishes up with the Raptors @ 76ers on Sunday. GridNote: If a prop bet player is a scratch prior to a game, the GridCard Commissioner will sub in another player instead of scratching the bet.

The Second Game is heavy on NBA playoff action. Three Gm4s and three Gm5s take up most of the slots--with a few MLB games sprinkled in. NASCAR drops to the Ticker this week.