Nilsen’s Full-card KY Derby Analysis with wagers

15x NHC Qualifier & AGOS founder Rich Nilsen has his KY Derby Analysis with top picks, spot plays & wagering strategies now available

  • Spot Plays w/wagers
  • Full card selections
  • Pace Analysis for every race
  • Expert Commentary on all 20 Derby Starters

Download it now.  22 pages, PDF, only $15.97

Includes bonus KY OAKS Analysis w/expert wagering strategies


Derby 145 Analysis with Wagering Strategies & Spot Plays by Rich Nilsen

Get the complete analysis of the 145th Kentucky Derby card with Nilsen’s professional selections for the big race.

“I couldn’t sleep last night after coming up with my top selection for the Derby.  The scratch of favorite Omaha Beach is huge.  Not just for the obvious reason, but because the scratch completely changes the pace scenario,” explained Nilsen.  “I have a horse that can light up the toteboard on Saturday!”

Nilsen covers all 14 races on Derby Day and includes his written analysis on all 20 starters in the Run for the Roses!  Along with exacta and trifecta strategies for the KY Derby, Nilsen has three spot plays with wagers on the day.

As always, this is a tremendous betting card, one of the best of year!

Rich Nilsen is the winner of 8 major handicapping tournaments and a 15-time qualifier to the $3 million National Horseplayers Championship (NHC).

There are a lot of pretenders out there.  Get affordable, expert advice for this year’s amazing KY Derby card.

This KY Derby Analysis contains:

  • Top selections for all 14 races
  • Sophisticated Pace Scenario for all 14 races
  • 3 Spot Plays (Best Bets) on the undercard w/ wagering strategies
  • In-depth Analysis of the Kentucky Derby with comments on all 20 starters.
  • A Key Longshot keyed in Exacta and Trifecta strategies.

Get all 14 races on the Churchill Downs’ card.  Download now for only $15.97 to any device.


But that’s not all.  Download now and you receive Nilsen’s analysis for the Kentucky Oaks which includes wagering strategies for the big race on Friday.  


Testimonials About Past Analysis

“Hey Rich.. Thanks for putting me on Tapwrit [Belmont Stakes 2018]!! I liked him and Gormley and Irish War Cry… I had Tapwrit straight & the exacta.  Tapwrit & Gormley both had “dream trips”, But Gormley didnt want to go that far… Hey!! Let’s give some love to Disco Partner for his new North  American record for 6 panels. I had him straight  and also knocked down the exacta of 2-4 for $42.00… Hope you had a good day & made some cash!  Thanks Again, ” ~ Wayne M.

“Rich, thanks for your terrific analysis of the Gulfstream Park [Rainbow Six 3/31/18].  I was able to hit the Pick 6 [paid $9,018 for twenty cents!].   Anyone out there who bets horses would be well advised to download your sheet on every major race day… thanks again for a job well done.” ~ Evan C.

“Great job, Rich!” ~ Jeff S.

“Rich: nice job Travers Day! Thanks to Arrogate, you gave me a good day. How in the world did you land on him? I suspect you’re doing some kind of voodoo pace analysis. If you ever decide to give lessons or a seminar, let me know.” ~ Kelley S.

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Rich Nilsen is an 18-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 of the NHC twice. A former executive with and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.


  1. I was all over with Quik piks with the Japanese horse and #20 on top. Played $50.00 each with just the 2 horses on top in super. While I did fluke the runners behind #20, I stuck to the 2 with all bets on top.
    Got the super after #20 was pushed into winner .I woke up on Sat. AM looking for sloppy track and got it 15 minutes to Derby time.
    Had to hit 2 Champions outlets to get the 51 grand..
    I like to shoot long and love the slop.
    COUNTRY HOUSE was a slop horse and I felt that Japanese people wanted to grab some US money.
    Since I liked both horses, why not play them with
    Quik piks behind.
    The Derby has been good to me but I was a TURF Accountant for 15 -20 years so you guess the rest.

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