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Golf Channel picks for 137th Kentucky Derby

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ORLANDO, Fla. – We'll be the first to admit that we know more about golf than we do horse racing. But that hasn't stopped us from joining the masses in attempting to predict the winner for the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby. So, without further ado, here are some predictions from the GolfChannel.com staff:

JASON SOBEL, SENIOR WRITER

Stay Thirsty (20/1): I'm more into golf than horse racing. It holds Twice The Appeal, but Watch Me Go elsewhere Saturday, because I am Dialed In to the Decisive Moment when Brilliant Speed battles Uncle Mo to determine king of the Animal Kingdom. Oh, my pick? Stay Thirsty sounds... interesting.


REX HOGGARD, SENIOR WRITER

Mucho Macho Man (12/1): We're a big believer in omens, particularly at the Open Championship, so this one is easy. Mucho Macho Man is based out of Atlanta and David Toms, whose signature victory came at the 2001 PGA at Atlanta Athletic Club, is co-leader at Quail Hollow. Thin, but it's all we've got.


RANDALL MELL, SENIOR WRITER

Uncle Mo (9/2): Bellyache behind him, Uncle Mo finishes even better than Charl Schwartzel did to claim another Masters green jacket for South Africa. It's difficult to top four consecutive birdies to end a major championship, but Uncle Mo has what to take to accomplish that feat.


THE GOLF GUY

Dailed In (4/1): Now that Uncle Mo has been scratched, I will – like I normally do – will jump on the favorite bandwagon ... Dailed In. And I will ride him to the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. .


JAY COFFIN, EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Midnight Interlude (10/1): Felt obligated to make this pick. Ever since a certain midnight interlude on Thanksgiving night in 2009, golf hasn't been the same. Besides, I like the post position (15) and it's never a bad bet to go with a Bob Baffert trained horse.


RYAN BALLENGEE, PROGOLFTALK ON NBCSPORTS.COM

Stay Thirsty (20/1): Because it's the Most Interesting Horse in the World, it's going off at 20/1 and that seems like a good mantra for a 22-horse field.


Note: For more coverage of the Kentucky Derby visit NBCSports.com or watch coverage Saturday on NBC beginning at 4PM ET.