Now that Girvin is apparently out of the Derby, who gets in? And who will get in if Pletcher withdraws Battalion Runner and Malagacy?
If Patch wins the Derby, it'll be a great story, but he's only raced three times and is trained by Pletcher, so I'm not exactly holding my breath.
P.S. Am I the only one who was impressed by Meantime?
Who was the horse at 36:00?
I use the word 'toss', although only as a synonym for the word 'pass', which just means that I think the horse in question WON'T win, not that said horse CAN'T win. There's a difference.
You're welcome. And wait, you do? The only analysis that I'm truly proud of is the one from last year's Kentucky Derby. I almost sounded like an expert! (As if...)
The post positions are crucial to every horse. If ANY of the favorites (and I'm using that term loosely; I'm referring to any horse who isn't a hopeless longshot) draws the #1 hole, then the entire race's dynamic could easily change.
Weather is also a factor, although perhaps not as much as last year. Still, I hope the track is dry; I HATE rain.
Alas, all things must come to an end.
To each his or her own.
As much as I like his grit, I hope Conquest Mo Money doesn't go in the Derby; the Derby has been known to ruin promising youngsters who just aren't good enough to win the race, which I believe to be the case with Conquest Mo Money.
I'm not really sure why, but my gut says Classic Empire won't get it done. For the first time since 2012, it looks like my final pick won't be the favorite.
I like Gunnevera. A lot, actually, despite his being a deep closer, which is strange.
As always, my FINAL final pick(s) won't be chosen until Derby Day itself. Until then, I'm off to review the preps.
As nice as Classic Empire looked while winning this race, I'm more impressed by Conquest Mo Money. And judging by several of the comments below, I'm not alone in my opinion.
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