The Derby is back and is going to be better than ever with the amount of money wagered on this years race. The Kentucky Derby 1st leg of the triple crown is this Saturday at 6:57 p.m. eastern standard time. Below is the Rundowns Pick on who you should bet on with an 8 to 1 and 50 to 1 longshot to possible make a lot of money this Saturday.

Funny hats, mint juleps, and way too many betting options for The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports. We’re going to keep this short and simple — like a julep recipe, not the hats.

At 8-1, we really like Hot Rod Charlie in the No. 9 post. The colt’s pedigree includes Oxbow (the 2013 Preakness Stakes winner), and he’s trained by two-time Derby winner Doug O’Neill. Charlie has looked great recently, placing at Keeneland, showing at Santa Anita Park and, most recently, winning the Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds.

After a few juleps responsibly, we’ll take long shot Brooklyn Strong (No. 3 post) as well. The gelding snagged the last spot in the Derby due to dropouts, so no pressure on trainer, jockey, or horse. This will also be only his second start of the season, so he’s well-rested.

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Pick: Hot Rod Charlie (8-1) and Brooklyn Strong (50-1)

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