In Greek mythology, Odysseus the king perpetrated the famous Trojan
horse ruse, a ploy that allowed his army to prevail in a lengthy war.
Given the way Eskendereya dominated the Wood Memorial last weekend,
Odysseus the Thoroughbred might need something similarly tricky to
prevail in this year's Kentucky Derby.
"Eskendereya is the horse everybody has to beat," said Satish
Sanan, whose Padua Stables owns Odysseus, one of the top contenders in
the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland Race Course.
"He'll have to get in trouble in the Derby for anyone to beat him, to