With the Kentucky Derby just days away we reached out to NYRA's Andy Serling. This year Serling will be at Churchill Downs for the Derby. As a matter of fact, he was actually on the train beginning his journey there when we caught up with him. In true Andy Serling fashion, he shared some of his favorite plays for Saturday and took some fun shots at Levack.

Even though you can hear the respect that Serling has for the Kentucky Derby favorite #14 Essential Quality that's not who he's betting to win it all. The horses that will appear on Serling's ticket are the 8 Medina Spirit, 17 Highly Motivated, and 10 Midnight Bourbon. Listen to Andy Serling's full interview and hear why he likes these three below.

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If you're like me and like to pair the Kentucky Oaks with the Kentucky Derby winners together Serling said the favorites from the Oaks are all good horses but the two-day double didn't seem to be on his list of favorite wagers for this weekend. He did however share one horse that half-jokingly he claimed would make or break his weekend. Keep an eye on the Bob Baffert trained and Irad Ortiz Jr rode #4 horse Defunded in the 8th race at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

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