Degenerate: I am going to "gamble" my last $10 bucks on the 4 to win.
Horseplayer: I am going to "bet" $100 on the 4 to win.
Gentelman: I am going to "wager" $1000 on the 4 to win
Spouse/Child/or anyone playing with someone else's money: I am goin to "pick" the one with the pretty pink socks to win.
Trader: I am going to "risk" $1000 on the 4 to win and hedge it by playing the 2 and 8 to show with a 2/4/8 exacta box as a flyer.
*Note the above numbers in no way reflect my Kentucky Derby picks. I like:
The 11 Master of Hounds
The 16 Animal Kingdom
The 15 Midnight Interlude
and I kind of like the 12 Santiva
If you have more "people" add them in the comments with their operative word...