2011 Kentucky Derby season has left SB Nation ponies-bloggers And Down The Stretch They Come exhausted, undoubtedly, but Matt Gardner's managed to keep enough left in reserve to make his final Derby predictions and picks. In a deep field—he says he'll only be surprised by three horses winning—Gardner likes Dialed In, Mucho Macho Man, Midnight Interlude, and Soldat, and would stick with Dialed In so long as his odds stay at or above 4/1.
That Dialed In is no longer his choice lower than 4/1—he's currently at 9/2—shows just how uncertain this field is going into Saturday's race. Gardner has nice things to say about 20/1 (Pants On Fire) and 30/1 (Master of Hounds) horses, and likes Archarcharch even after his tough post draw. Every derby horse but 50/1 Watch Me Go gets some word of encouragement.
Elsewhere on SB Nation, Dialed In and the rest get the profile treatment, courtesy Spencer Hall. I'm not sure if it will help your picks to know that Archarcharch loves to dance, and is ready to dance to any kind of music, but that's the kind of information the insiders crave.