PEOPLE Pets Editors Pick 5 Kentucky Derby ContendersBefore Saturday's big race, we tell you which equine to place your bets on

ORB

Following a four-race winning streak, Orb is already on fire. But it's not just his racing record I like: It's the cosmic connotation his name evokes. So I'll be looking to the stars hoping his namesake's celestial ancestry will lead 62-year-old trainer Shug McGaughey to his first win at the Derby in seven tries. – Karen Quan, Associate Producer