With regards to Bayern, I had been on a roll with him. I picked him to win the Haskell; to not hit the board in the Travers; and, to win the Pennsylvania Derby(I think, or maybe it was West Virginia). My luck run out, when he won the BCC. Nevertheless, I have to give it to Bob Baffert. He closed off last year with a bang, and followed that up with American Pharoah, and Dortmund, so far this year. Interesting point to add to that, was Lukas winning the Ohio Derby last week. Feels like I'm going back to the '90's. Between those two trainers, they have now won the Kentucky Derby, and also ran third in the same race, five times. 1995-Thunder Gulch-Timber Country(Lukas); 1996-Grindstone-Prince of Thieves(Lukas); 1998-Real Quiet-Indian Charlie(Baffert); 1999-Charismatic-Cat Thief(Lukas); 2015-American Pharoah-Dortmund(Baffert). Probably, you need to watch out for Nick Zito next. He won the Kentucky Derby twice during the '90's(Strike The Gold and Go For Gin), to give those three trainers seven wins in a ten year stretch. It is a wonderful sport. Good luck to you.
Hello, Laz!!! I don't know if you recall me, but, I appreciated your words on a post some three years ago. You are one of my favorite people!!! And, I am so glad that you have made a return!!!
Congratulations to Tencendur. Went off at 21-1 odds. No one was giving him the time of day, and, if not for the determined drive by Frosted, Tencendur almost pulled off the major upset. The Exacta was nice for a seven horse field. $85 return for $2. This payoff was worth more than Carpe Diem's or Dortmund's runaways. Bring on that Brink's truck!!!!
To look at Carpe Diem's even-money odds, the odds might be a little out-of-line, based on Ami's Flatter finishing fourteen lengths back in the Florida Derby, after finishing only five back against Carpe in the Tampa Bay Derby. I guess Carpe may have been coasting? Ocho Ocho Ocho might be worth a gander, since he had all kinds of problems in last race? Prior to that, he had reeled off three straight wins. If you could cross a line through last race, 6-1 could sound real inviting.
Though Dortmund is the name being tossed around, I tend to agree on Cross The Line. Also tend to like Dortmund's stablemate, One Lucky Dane. Just trying to figure out how to make the most money off of a six-horse field. And, trying to understand the logic of the outside horse, Bad Read Sanchez, coming into this $1 million dollar race off of a 244-day layoff
Carpe Diem, with a watchful eye on Classy Class. McLaughlin looked to be a leading contender with the depth of his stable. As the big day nears, he has nothing to show for him. Here's thinking that Class will give him that entrant.
Tencendur, with an interesting eye on Daredevil, who walloped the favorite in the Champagne. Been on the shelf for a while, but Pletcher seems to have this one ready, with four bullet works in last six workouts.
When Princess of Sylmar won the Ky Oaks, she was not on the outside, she was in Post Position# 6 in a field of eleven. Should be a great race. Looking for a dramatic stretch run in the Personal Ensign.
Interesting point on the outside post draw. Coincidental, and nothing more, but she also has lost all three times that she was on the outside. Still like her, since she was my long shot play in last year's Ky Oaks. Let it ride.
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