Katie Mikolay, the Fair Grounds handicapping analyst, will be the featured guest Friday on the "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 focus upon the biggest racecard of the year at Fair Grounds.
The $1 million Louisiana Derby (G1) highlights Saturday's program and Risen Star (G2) hero MUCHO MACHO MAN (Macho Uno) has been installed as the 9-5 favorite on the morning line among 13 three-year-olds. The $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2), a key prep for the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (G1), will match a contentious field of 10 fillies at the New Orleans oval.
Other races of interest this weekend include Saturday's $500,000 Spiral S. (G2) at Turfway Park and the $800,000 Sunland Derby (G3) on Sunday.
Brisnet.com's roster of experts are part of the weekly discussion and other guests this year have included Jill Byrne, John Asher, Claire Novak and Dick Powell. To participate, click on the live chat link on the homepage atwww.brisnet.com or use the link at www.kentuckyderby.com under the "Derby Horses" section.