Nilsen’s Kentucky Derby 140 Expert Selections with Wagering Strategies

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BONUS: Full-card Selections for all 13 races at Churchill Downs, Saturday May 3, 2014. Includes a Best Bet on the undercard and a top Longshot Selection for the Derby!

Get the expert analysis of Kentucky Derby 140 from founder and 12-time NHC qualifier Rich Nilsen. The report includes analysis of all 20 starters in the Run for the Roses, along with wagering strategies for the exacta and trifecta. Each horse is rated as a contender, borderline exotic use, or a throwout.  Each horse is also given a value odds line.

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“Kentucky Derby 140 Analysis” includes:

  • Pace Scenario
  • The top selection – who will be a double digit longshot!
  • Profiles of all 20 horses w/morning line odds
  • The 2 horses to key on top in the Trifecta
  • Value oddsline
  • Wagering Strategies

This guide was published after the post position draw on Wednesday.

About the Author

Nilsen has worked the past 22 years in the equine industry, including managing a horse racing stable for 10 years.  During his long tenure at and, Nilsen managed the successful Players’ Pool syndicate, which pooled funds from the account wagering members to go after large Pick-6 carryovers. The Players’ Pool produced a significant profit for the members over several years. One of the best hits was when the Players’ Pool took down half of the Pick-6 pool on Kentucky Derby Day 2007, with a gross return of over $500,000.

Nilsen is one of the top participants in the history of the $2 Million National Handicapping Championship (NHC), having qualified 12 times. He was the first player, and one of only two, to finish in the top 10 at the NHC twice.

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BONUS: Full-card Selections for all 13 races at Churchill Downs, Saturday May 3, 2014. 

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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.

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