It was an exciting week on the Kentucky Derby 2012 trail with Dullahan tagging Hansen in the Blue Grass and Bodemeister playing hide and go seek in the Arkansas Derby.
I am not sure if unraced juvenile Bodemeister can
win on the first Saturday in May but he certainly earned his shot under
the Twin Spires with a dominating wire job tally in Saturday’s G1
Arkansas Derby. He reminds me of another unraced juvenile, Curlin. The latter also romped in the Arkansas Derby before finishing 3rd in the 2007 Ky Derby.
Dullahan is a Keeneland freak, notching his second
grade one win from as many starts in Lexington. He is winless in three
tries at Churchill Downs and might have a difficult time duplicating his
stellar late running victory on May 5.