The Santa Anita Derby on Saturday has such a strong lineup that a horse
conceivably could run third in a three-way photo finish with Lookin At
Lucky and Sidney's Candy and not have enough money to go to the
Kentucky Derby in four weeks.
"If my horse were to run a good third, with trouble and getting
stopped, I'd be upset," said trainer Mike Machowsky, who will send out
the once-beaten Caracortado in the Grade 1, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby.
"But if he just runs third and is outrun, to me he wouldn't belong.
We'll see how it all shakes out."