Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike returns to the site of his 80-1 upset victory, looking to make even more history. He is one of only a few to return to Churchill Downs within the same year following a Derby victory, and a win in Saturday's Grade 2 Lukas Classic would make him even more of a rarity.
Handicapper Ed DeRosa and Churchill Downs analyst Brandon Stauble discuss the specifics of Rich Strike's next attempt to make history, as well as the Ack Ack (G3) which is a Breeders' Cup "win and you're in" for the Dirt Mile. Both DeRosa and Stauble are against the morning line favorite in the Ack Ack.
Stauble offers insight on what he looks for from horses physically and mentally when assessing them in the paddock prior to a race. He describes a horse's presence as being a key factor that alerts him to how they might perform on track. Analyzing workouts is another factor that Stauble highlights as important to his handicapping.
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