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Toby Keith likes Kentucky Derby hopeful Reckless Jerry

COUNTRY MUSIC superstar Toby Keith could be singing his hit song "How Do You Like Me Now?" at the Kentucky Derby this year if the racing gods shine down on him with that blue moon he has searched for in the horse racing arena.

The 41-year-old from Clinton would probably just as soon not count those chickens and would settle for a victory in Monday's Grade 3 $250,000 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark., on Presidents Day. His horse that is prepping for the Derby is Reckless Jerry, a hard-luck runner-up his last two times out in strong stakes company.

Two races back he looked like the winner turning for home in the $300,000 Springboard Mile at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, but Ted's Folly, a late closer, mowed him down in late stretch to win.

Trainer Kenny Smith, who conditioned one of the all-time great Oklahoma-breds in Silver Goblin, has the reins on Reckless Jerry. He sent him out in the $100,000 Smarty Jones Stakes in January at Oaklawn and the colt drew the 12-hole. He was wide the entire way around the track at one mile and still nearly won, finishing second to Junebugred (pronounced June-bug-red), a horse trained by Steve Hobby, who was one of the top early trainers at Remington Park.       
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