Monday, April 25, 2011

Kentucky Derby blog #5

Dialed In to the Kentucky Derby yet?

Maybe, just maybe you are. And maybe, trainer Nick Zito is, too.

Zito's trainee is the consensus choice as the favorite in the upcoming Run for the Roses, and deservedly so after a crazy prep season in which so many contenders faltered.

Dialed In won the Holy Bull and the Florida Derby in late-charging fashion. Dialed In has the pedigree and the racing style to win the Kentucky Derby, but what's proven almost year in and year out is that is not always enough. Short odds might hurt is playability, but don't overlook this Mineshaft son. This horse has the goods.

Perhaps not a household name, but if he rallies to win at Churchill on May 7, that could all change.

A worthy favorite, let's see if he stays healthy the next two weeks.



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