On the 8th nine three year old males will be going nine furlongs in the Super Derby.
#2 Key Donation- This colt is steadily improving and won on this track in the Prelude against two of the contenders. Meet leading jockey, Richard Eramia stays on him. He will get to stalk a fast pace and he is one of my favorites in this race, and he offers value at 12-1.
#3 Blueskiesnrainbows- The class of the field is coming off a big performance in the Swap stakes. The pace was slow and he hung on to win by three quarters of a length. This time, he'll have plenty of competitors on lead, and will not be given the win. Baffert and Talamo are the all-star connections so I can't count him out.
#8 Rousing Sermon- Last out he was in a sprint, and he had to close on slow fractions. Now, he steps into a nicer situation for him, with faster pace and longer distance. HOF jockey Mike Smith has been good on him and retains the mount. And last time he came within three lengths of Blueskiesnrainbows on a slow pace, now he has a faster pace to close at.
#9 Bourbon Courage- The pace could set it up for Bourbon Courage. He looked good at nine furlongs last out in the West Virginia Derby. He has potential so I think he has a chance to hit the board.
PICKS: Key Donation $4 PS, Rousing Sermon $8 WS.
PICKS: Exacta: 2-3/2-3-8 and 3-8/2-3-8-9