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A few of the Past The Wire contributors wanted to weigh in with their Oaks and Derby favorites and longshot picks. They are listed below for entertainment purposes only. Your choice. You can treat them like gold or use them in the same manner that Richard Dreyfuss did when he solicited picks in the movie Let It Ride.

Peter Lee

Oaks pick: Bellafina

Oaks longshot: Lady Apple

Derby Pick: Maximum Security

Derby longshot: War of Will

Kaitlin Free

Oaks pick: Out for a Spin

Oaks longshot: Jeltrin

Derby Pick: Tacitus

Derby longshot: Vekoma

Victoria Paige Galindo

Oaks pick: Champagne Anyone

Oaks longshot: Cookie Dough

Derby Pick: Code of Honor

Derby longshot: Roadster

Courtney Snow

Oaks pick: Bellafina

Oaks longshot: Lady Apple

Derby Pick: Improbable

Derby longshot: Win Win Win

Mary Dixon Reynolds

Oaks pick: Bellafina

Oaks longshot: Restless Rider

Derby Pick: Game Winner

Derby longshot: War of Will

Nick Costa

Oaks pick: Restless Rider

Oaks longshot: Chocolate Kisses

Derby Pick: Game Winner

Derby longshot: Tacitus