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Kentucky Derby 2013 contenders featuring Normandy Invasion & Mylute

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Photo: Eclipse Spotswire - Sue Kawczynski

This is our fourth in a five part video series devoted to Kentucky Derby 2013 contenders. All of the major prep races have been run and final workouts and the post position draw are all that remain.

Each video will consist of four contenders. In this video, we discuss Arkansas Derby runner-up Frac Daddy, Louisiana Derby runner-up Mylute, Wood Memorial runner-up Normandy Invasion, and Blue Grass runner-up Palace Malice.

Thanks to Ryan Patterson for joining me in this video series. We will release the final video on Sunday night.



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colts bring POTENTIALS to this race: the best sustained/presser that stays ouf of trouble will win usualy 85% or more of the time.
This patterson guy comes off a little iffy to me. I feel like any one of us could videotape the same analysis. He's falsely pedant.
Todd pletcher "greatest trainer in the world". I got news for you guys that the world is not just the U.S. and your comments on Mylute are a joke , so thanks for,re- affirming what I thought! How can I say he is a toss out when he destroyed Palace Malice and is coming in fresh? Palace Malicemalmost fell over in the Bluegrass stretch.
(my tri)
Have not seen post positions but right now It's looking like Oxbow / Verrazano / Mylute
I liked your guys anaylsis, keep it up. Frac Daddy's a bit weird and unsound. He's impressed my connections in the morning, so he might actually run OK in the Derby. His late pars are AWFUL. Just awful. I'd expect him to fade badly in the stretch, maybe he could hit the top 10. Normandy Invasion is a colt who will love the extra furlong. It might depend on his trip. He is very talented, but he needs a good trip like Ryan Patterson said. I think he'll hit top 5. Palace Malice, as y'all know, has been #1 on my list since February. He is so green. He lugs, dirfts, and for crying out loud, he ran the Blue Grass stretch on the wrong lead! I think he will be a factor, and hit top 5. I'll put a tiny wager on him, but my main bet looks like Orb. Ryan made an excellent point on Mylute. As I said on a different thread, this one has a superior E2 move but his LP is lacking. He showed that VISUALLY in the Delta Downs Jackpot and La. Derby. But, pace parameters obviously show, it was the case in the Optional Claimer and the Risen Star. To win the Derby, the horse must have the positional speed and a late distribtuion. I'll take a nice E2 par, but a colt must back it up with a good LP par... I think he'll hit the top 10, but I'm not wagering on him.
Midnight Lute had distance limitations? You mean because of the throat injury he sustained? Do you do any research before making these videos?

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