Sunland Derby odds, predictions 2019: Expert who nailed Triple Crown races unveils picks

The 2019 Sunland Derby is part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby qualifying series and will award points to the top finishers for May's race at Churchill Downs. The 10-horse showdown at Sunland Park in New Mexico goes to post at 7:30 p.m. ET on Sunday and will attract wagers from amateur and professional bettors alike. The live 2019 Sunland Derby odds show the Bob Baffert-trained Mucho Gusto as the 8-5 race favorite, but four other horses are at 8-1 or lower, including Anothertwistafate (3-1), Hustle Up (6-1) and Wicked Indeed (6-1). Seven of the 10 horses in the 2019 Sunland Derby lineup are at 15-1 or lower. So, before placing any 2019 Sunland Derby picks of your own, you'll want to see what legendary horse racing expert Hammerin' Hank Goldberg has to say.

If you put $50 on Goldberg's Preakness picks last year, you would have won over $11,000. You'd also be rolling in it if you followed his picks for the Arlington Million this past August, as he nailed his exacta by fading the favorite to a huge payout. He also picked a 39-1 horse to show in the Secretariat Stakes, and that one paid off too. 

Goldberg was dead-on throughout 2018, including at last year's Pegasus World Cup. He not only called for Gunner Runner to win, he hit his exacta with West Coast taking second. He even nailed the Pick 5 at Gulfstream Park that day.

That was the start of an impressive year for Goldberg, who also cleaned up at the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, as he nailed the top four horses in order, winning his exacta, trifecta and superfecta. He even won the Pick 4 at Monmouth that weekend. In mid-August, he confidently picked Accelerate to take the Pacific Classic.

Goldberg nailed the 2018 Kentucky Derby. He picked Justify to win, saying he excelled in the slop. The result: Justify sloshed to victory over Good Magic in the rain and mud by two-and-a-half lengths. He also cashed the Pick 4, Pick 5 and Pick 6 at Pimlico this year. He followed that up by pegging Justify as the horse to beat at the Belmont, and we all know what happened.

He got the 2019 season off to a strong start by nailing the winning horse in the Pegasus World Cup, the richest horse race in North America. He also nailed the exacta at the Gotham Stakes and Rebel Stakes. Anyone who has followed his advice is way, way up.

Now that the 2019 Sunland Derby lineup is set, Goldberg is releasing his 2019 Sunland Derby picks, predictions and exotic bets over at SportsLine. 

We can tell you Goldberg is fading Anothertwistafate, one of the top 2019 Sunland Derby contenders at 3-1 who has considerable momentum with three wins in a row, including the El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields on Feb. 16. All three wins were at the Berkeley track, which raises a major red flag for Goldberg. 

"He's been running on synthetic turf. We'll see what he can do on a real race track," Goldberg told SportsLine. "I'm taking a position against him." 

One horse Goldberg is high on is Diamond Blitz, who's listed as a 15-1 underdog. Diamond Blitz has just one race under his belt, a fourth-place finish at Santa Anita on March 1. "I like the trainer, Keith Desormeaux. And this is a Desormeaux horse," Goldberg said. "He wouldn't put him in this race if he weren't ready."

Desormeaux trained the 2016 Preakness winner, Exaggerator. His horses also have wins in races like the Haskell Invitational, Risen Star Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, and Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Diamond Blitz is owned by Ron and Gwendolyn Dart. 

Goldberg is also all over a major darkhorse to shock the competition at Sunland Park. This horse has all the tools to put together a complete run, and if the horse hits as Goldberg expects, you could be looking at a massive payout. 

So what are Hammerin' Hank Goldberg's 2019 Sunland Derby picks? And which underdog shocks the horse racing world? See the complete 2019 Sunland Derby odds below, then visit SportsLine now to see Goldberg's picks for the Sunland Derby, and find out.

Mucho Gusto 8-5
Anothertwistafate 3-1
Hustle Up 5-1
Wicked Indeed 6-1
Cutting Humor 8-1
Diamond Blitz 15-1
Walker Stalker 15-1
Pasamonte Man 20-1
Collusionist 25-1
Eye Cloud 30-1

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