The Derby is his to lose. Let's see how he handles the CD surface in workouts.
You couldn't drag a More Than Ready 1 1/4 miles
Cherokee Run will be his undoing at 1/1/4 miles
Union Rags won't race again. He got lucky in the Belmont and why risk lowering his stud value.
Union Rags ran no faster than before, but this race was so slow that even his previous speed rating made his win possible. He ran just as fast at 2. IHA or Bode would have crushed this group.
The only wild card would be Unstoppable. The rest including UR and Dullahan are not good enough.
IHO is special and as good as Bode is, this is not a good spot for him.
Changing the jockey won't make the difference. This is an overrated horse
The sad part about the Derby is that selfish owners and trainers who control nice horses like Hansen and Trinniberg only care about their own egos and not what's best for the horses. Both these horses need schedules that better suit their racing styles and abilities. Trinniberg should stay in races that are one turn up to a mile. Hansen needs to avoid anythiing over a mile and a sixteenth
cocoa2, you will eat those words down the road. Union Rags is way overrated. Dullahan is far better on synthetic and the 2 horses that will shine are IHA and WTDW.
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