Experts pick Kentucky Derby winner

Experts pick Kentucky Derby winner

Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Groom Raul Rodriguez walks Kentucky Derby hopeful California Chrome during morning workouts at Churchill Downs on May 1.

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by GARY MIHOCES / USA TODAY Sports

WCNC.com

Posted on May 3, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Updated Saturday, May 3 at 7:19 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Based on the weather forecast, attendees at today's 140th Kentucky Derby won't have to worry about the flowers on their fancy hats getting watered, and the horses won't have to run in muddy slop at Churchill Downs.

Unlike last year's rainy Derby, the Weather Channel is forecasting mostly sunny skies today with a high of 73 degrees and a 10 percent chance of rain.
 
California Chrome is the 3-1 favorite.
 
Some media picks of the winner:
 
Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times, California Chrome
Jerry Bossert, New York Daily News, Wicked Strong
Jennie Rees, Louisville Courier-Journal, Intense Holiday
Tim Sullivan, Louisville Courier-Journal, Danza
Childs Walker, Baltimore Sun, Tapiture
Frank Angst, The Blood-Horse, Wicked Strong
Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Intense Holiday
Gary Mihoces, USA Today Sports, Danza
Ed McNamara, Newsday, Intense Holiday

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