Monday, April 18, 2011

Kentucky Derby blog #2

This is the second of a 3-week long look at the contenders and the trends for the upcoming May 7th running of the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

Now what?

The Kentucky Derby field is an absolute trainwreck as far as pinning down a favorite, but that is GOOD NEWS for fans of parimutuel betting. Should be a good payoff now that there is no clear-cut chalk.

Archarcharch wins the Arkansas Derby and favorite The Factor is no factor at all. Lonsghot Brilliant Speed wins the Bluegrass Stakes to further muddy the water. I love it, and so should all of you that don't mind a little uncertainty on the first Saturday in May.

Dialed In might be a popular pick because of his closing style and win in the Florida Derby. Uncle Mo might be forgiven his third-place finish in the Wood Memorial, but distance is still a concern.

Can't wait for the May 7 race and for Louisville to light up for the best 2 minutes in sports! Just not sure right now which horse deserves to be the favorite or who really wants to win this thing. Lots of warts on all the contenders.



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