John Asher, Churchill Downs' vice president of racing communications and noted Kentucky Derby (G1) historian, will be the featured guest on Friday night's "Kentucky Derby Trail" live chat between 7-9 p.m. (ET). Moderated by five-time National Handicapping Championship qualifier Tim Holland, the question-and-answer chat will discuss this weekend's Kentucky Derby and Oaks future wagers, and much more.

UNCLE MO (Indian Charlie), the early favorite for the Kentucky Derby, will be a topic of conversation as the unbeaten juvenile champion makes his anticipated three-year-old debut in the Timely Writer S. at Gulfstream Park, and a couple of key prep races, the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and San Felipe S. (G2), are also scheduled for Saturday.'s roster of horse racing experts are always on hand for the weekly discussion, and other guests this year have included Jill Byrne, Claire Novak and Dick Powell.

To participate, click on the live chat link on the homepage at or use the link at under the "Derby Horses" section.