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Racing Dudes 2021 Arkansas Derby Wagering Guide and Picks

Racing Dudes 2021 Arkansas Derby Wagering Guide and Picks

Gary and Mary West homebred Concert Tour, the even money morning line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park.

But to do so, he will have to beat the 6-5 favorite for last month’s Rebel Stakes (G2), Caddo River.

“I think the talent’s there for him to be a Derby (Kentucky Derby) horse,” Caddo River’s trainer Brad Cox said. “He needs to show up and show that he can swim in the deep end of the pool on Saturday.”

Can Caddo River turn the tables on Bob Baffert’s Concert Tour? Keep reading.

Inside Track to the 2021 Arkansas Derby

This Inside Track to the Arkansas Derby wagering guide gives you an inside look at the four stakes running at Oaklawn Park on April 10, 2021, including the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1). The 1 1/8-mile race is worth 100-40-20-10 points to the top 4 finishers on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and serves as the final major Kentucky Derby prep of the 2021 season.

The Racing Dudes have been at it for over 9 years, offering daily handicapping picks and analysis for every track across the country. For this year’s Inside Track to the Arkansas Derby, our lead handicappers have been scouring through the card at Oaklawn Park in search of winning tickets on this loaded day of racing.

The four stakes total $2.15 million in purses and include the Arkansas Derby as well as the $500,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3), the $400,000 Oaklawn Mile, and the $250,000 Carousel.

But that’s not all! Along with the four major stakes races, this Inside Track to the Arkansas Derby wagering guide also includes race-by-race analysis, betting suggestions, and multi-race plays for Oaklawn Park’s entire Saturday card.

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Inside Track to the 2021 Arkansas Derby

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For each of the four stakes at Oaklawn Park, you will find the following:


  • Race Overview
  • Race Shape and Pace Analysis
  • Top Selections
  • Major Threats
  • Longshots to Use

You will also find specific wagering under the “Picks and Plays” section, which includes:

  • Win Bet
  • Place or Show Bet
  • Longshot to Play Across the Board
  • Exacta
  • Trifecta
  • Superfecta
  • Horses to use in Multi-Race Wagers
  • What to Play on a Straight Wager
  • What to Play on an Exotic Wager

Each Win, Place, Show, or Across the Board wager comes with a confidence rating so that you can see how strongly we feel about each pick.

A sample of guide is available for download here. This INSIDE TRACK TO THE ARKANSAS DERBY wagering guide is included FREE with any subscription or can be purchased individually by clicking the banner below for $29.95.

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