Bodemeister stamped his Kentucky Derby 2012 ticket with a facile 9-1/2 length triumph over stablemate Secret Circle in Saturday’s Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park.
G1 Arkansas Derby (4-14-12): 105 BSF (Bodemeister)
Bodemeister broke outwardly from post 11 but quickly straightened
himself out and set sail for the lead under Mike Smith, carving out
splits of :23.02, :46.55, and 1:11.36. The Bob Baffert trainee increased
his advantage at every call and opened up by two lengths after six