Saturday might be a good time to kick off a two-prep campaign for the
Derby. Last year Mine That Bird made his first start of the year Feb.
28, while the year previous Big Brown kicked things off March 5. Street
Sense opened his two-prep slate in 2007 on March 17. Average them
together and what do you get for the last three Derby winners? A March
6 return, which just happens to be the date this Saturday.