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Kentucky Derby picks

Eddie Mac tells you who he likes in this Saturday's $2 million Kentucky Derby.

Updated: May 6, 2005, 3:37 PM ET
By Ed McNamara | Special to ESPN.com

LOUISVILLE -- On Derby Day, racing's longest day, the races begin at 11 o'clock, so to beat the crowd of 145,000 or so, it's necessary to show up by 9:30. Then you wait forever for the big event. You look and look again at the past performances for Churchill Downs' 12-races, and try to restrain yourself from betting all of them. Rarely am I able to discipline myself so rigorously, because boredom makes me do foolish things. I hope I can "stay within myself," as the coaches say, on Saturday, when ...

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