The next-to-last major Kentucky Derby 2012 prep in New York will be run at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday and juvenile champ Hansen tries to get back on the beam in the G3 Gotham Stakes.
#12 Hansen (6-5) removes the hood in hopes of relaxing a
bit in the early going. He used too much early energy after stumbling
at the start off the shelf in the G3 Holy Bull and it cost him dearly in
the lane. I have always thought the 2-year-old champion was a speedy
colt with distance limitations and he figures to take too much action
under Dominguez. As of this writing, there is a 100% chance of rain at
the Big A on March 3 and the strong morning line favorite handles any
type of ground.