From 1987 to 2011, the average winning Kentucky Derby Beyer was 109.
Until 2009, it was really a given that the winner had to get into that
range. No more.
Once is an aberration. Four times is a pattern.
Mine That Bird got a 105 when he won in 2009 by 6 3/4 lengths. Which means the rest of them ran way below expectations.
Super Saver got a 104 in 2010 when Calvin Borel carved out a third perfect trip in four years.