Longtime Kentucky Derby 2013 contender Overanalyze is used to rebounding from below par efforts and he did it again in the Grade I Arkansas Derby.
Overanalyze earned a less than inspiring 88 BSF at Oaklawn Park but
he won easily and Bejarano seemingly saved something for the Derby. He
has been in my top ten since last November but never won two straight
and the Derby looks like a tall order.
Former top ten member Frac Daddy ran his best race
since the 2012 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes with a place finish in Hot
Springs. He still lacks mental maturity and would be a big surprise on
the first Saturday in May.
Oxbow inexplicably dropped back to last early under
Gary Stevens before splitting the 10-horse Arkansas Derby field. He has
speed and figures to use it at Churchill Downs.
War Academy pulled up after four furlongs but appears alright after going through a battery of tests at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.