Two more prep-race upsets have muddled an already jumbled Kentucky Derby picture.
Brilliant Speed, who won the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, and Archarcharch (Arkansas Derby) have left oddsmaker Mike Battaglia scratching his head in search of a morning-line favorite for the May 7 Derby.
“Wow,” Battaglia said. “I have no idea. It's crazy. This is just totally ridiculous.”
Battaglia said that Florida Derby winner Dialed In — trained by two-time Kentucky Derby winner Nick Zito — will likely be the favorite “by default.”