Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper's picks for the 139th Kentucky Derby, Saturday, May 4, at Churchill Downs.

Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s picks for the 139th Kentucky Derby, Saturday, May 4, at Churchill Downs.

Race 1: 1-3-2-6

Race 2: 1-8-4-2

Race 3: 5-3-1-6

Race 4: 3-6-12-4

Race 5: 8-10-3-6

Race 12: 8-6-2-3

Race 13: 6-11-2-5

Best Bet: Race 9 Delaunay

Best Longshot: Race 11 Normandy Invasion

No. Horse; Jockey; Comments; Odds

Race 6: 5 Furlongs Turf; TWIN SPIRES TURF SPRINT; Purse $125,000; 4 YO and Up

8 Icon Ike; Napravnik; Sharp at this distance; 3-1

3 Regally Ready; Nakatani; Breeders’ Cup Turf winner this distance; 4-1

4 Ghost Is Clear; Rosario; Could run them all down late; 9-2

6 Chamberlain Bridge; Mena; Loves track and distance; 4-1

2 Havelock; Gomez; 7-2

1 Southern Dude; Leparoux; 10-1

7 Berlino Di Tiger; Goncalves; 15-1

5 Cactus Son; Albarado; 30-1

Race 7: 7 Furlongs; THE HUMANA DISTAFF; Purse $300,000; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up

4 Emma’s Encore; Rocco; Will love pace scenario; 8-1

8 Byrama; Rosario; Just missed winning Grade I; 5-1

6 Aubby K; Prado; Has trained sharply since easy stakes win; 7-2

9 Holiday Soiree; Castellano; Live longshot needed last; 12-1

2 Rumor; Smith; 5-2

7 Burban; Lezcano; 10-1

1 Jamaican Smoke; Leparoux; 5-1

3 Same Cross; Napravnik; 8-1

5 There Is No Limit; Krigger; 15-1

Race 8: 1 Mi; CHURCHILL DISTAFF TURF MI; Purse $250,000; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up

8 Marketing Mix; Gomez; Runs big fresh; 5-2

3 Daisy Devine; Graham; Wins at 70% clip on turf; 3-1

5 Hungry Island; Castellano; Has never missed a check on the turf; 4-1

6 Stephanie’s Kitten; Leparoux; Back to best distance, undefeated at CD; 4-1

7 Karlovy Vary; Lanerie; 12-1

10 Stopshoppingmaria; Velazquez; 10-1

2 Channel Lady; Bejarano; 12-1

1 Drama Drama; Torres; 30-1

4 Frontside; Goncalves; 30-1

9 Class Included; Albarado; 30-1

Race 9: 7 Furlongs; THE CHURCHILL DOWNS STAKES; Purse $400,000; 4 YO and Up

9 Delaunay; Napravnik; Undefeated at Churchill, in top form; 2-1

5 Unbridled’s Note; Nakatani; Should be rolling late; 5-1

6 Pass the Dice; Leparoux; Loves Churchill, sharp training since last; 12-1

4 Handsome Mike; Gutierrez; Loved the cutback in last; 12-1

8 Trinniberg; Martinez; 8-5

2 Hierro; Velazquez; 20-1

3 Laurie’s Rocket; Lebron; 10-1

7 Politicallycorrect; Rosario; 15-1

1 Night Party; Sellers; 50-1

Race 10: 1 1/8 Mi Turf; WOODFORD RESERVE TURF CLASSIC; Purse $500,000; 4 YO and Up

8 Wise Dan; Lezcano; Goes for 6th win in a row; 6-5

9 Point of Entry; Velazquez; Goes for 7th win in last 8 starts; 7-5

6 Jeranimo; Bejarano; Could beat the favorites late; 8-1

3 Optimizer; Rosario; Back to best surface; 20-1

2 Slim Shadey; Stevens; 12-1

4 Silver Max; Albarado; 8-1

5 Swift Warrior; Castellano; 20-1

1 Midie; Torres; 30-1

7 Bim Bam; Santana; 50-1

Race 11: 1¼ Mi; KENTUCKY DERBY; Purse $2,000,000; 3 YO

5 Normandy Invasion; Castellano; Impressive finish in Wood, likes CD; 12-1

16 Orb; Rosario; Sharp 3 YO campaign; 7-2

17 Will Take Charge; Court; Has trained sharply since Rebel win; 20-1

2 Oxbow; Stevens; Much better than last, broke maiden here; 30-1

14 Verrazano; Velazquez; Has done nothing wrong this season; 4-1

3 Revolutionary; Borel; Has never finished off the board; 10-1

9 Overanalyze; Bejarano; Much the best in Arkansas Derby; 15-1

20 Vyjack; Gomez; Undefeated until Wood Memorial; 15-1

15 Charming Kitten; Prado; May be sleeper of the barn; 20-1

6 Mylute; Napravnik; Just missed winning the Louisiana Derby; 15-1

8 Goldencents; Krigger; Probable pace setter; 5-1

10 Palace Malice; Smith; Adds blinkers for one of the best jocks; 20-1

11 Lines of Battle; Moore; Highest breeding number for distance; 30-1

19 Java’s War; Leparoux; Game 2nd in last dirt start; 15-1

12 Itsmyluckyday; Trujillo; Was favorite over today’s race favorite; 15-1

4 Golden Soul; Albarado; Has closed well every start; 50-1

18 Frac Daddy; Lebron; Much improvement in Arkansas Derby; 50-1

7 Giant Finish; Espinoza; Has never missed a check; 50-1

13 Falling Sky; Saez; Speedster will keep them all honest; 50-1