Plenty has happened since we last checked in on April 11. The Factor
flopped in the Arkansas Derby and he is off the Derby trail, along with
Jaycito (foot issue). Crimson China, Elite Alex, and Sway Away failed to
earn enough graded dough to make the Derby gate. J P’s Gusto is off to
New York for his third trainer (Mike Hushion) and will not go on the
first Saturday in May.
My list has been turned upside down as half of my contenders are out
of the running. This has to be one of the craziest years ever on the
Derby trail with numerous flopping favorites and slow races on the Beyer
scale. Anything goes on the first Saturday in May...