The road to Kentucky Derby 2012 is full of ups and downs and we recently ran the gamut of emotions, beginning with juvenile champ Hansen’s triumphant New York return and ending with Out of Bounds going to the sidelines.
First the good news. Hansen overcame post 12 and
relaxed beautifully (blinkers off) under Ramon Dominguez to easily
capture Saturday’s G3 Gotham Stakes over My Adonis. The
Mike Maker trainee took a giant leap in the right direction in regards
to making a dent on the first Saturday in May. We will learn much more
when he faces better company at nine furlongs in the Wood Memorial.