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Any number of horse can be scratched before Friday (the double Oaks bet).
As winter would probably tell you, the “official” Kentucky derby site is anything but official.
I have no words. Actually, I do, but the forum software would bleep them out.
I see some sites are predicting 13 or 14 pretenders will be 20-1 or higher.
One thing I'll look for from this group, are the ones that are running wide in preps
that draw inside, might save more ground in this field, there are a couple I have My eye on.
Aren’t there usually a dozen over 20-1 anyway?
yup ! Just a projection , with more higher than that.
I was upset about Rispoli being removed from his horse.
Now this? I truly liked the corrales/sainthood duo:
"Pletcher, who won the Derby in 2010 with Super Saver and 2017 with Always Dreaming, has riders lined up for all but Sainthood.
“We will wait until after the final breezes and monitor who is available,” Pletcher said."
Here is a angle I look at when I'm putting my tickets together after the draw.
I like to look at all of the May foals to see their progress from January to Derby Day
They are a little bit behind in their Growth and need to show they are Improving.
If I have to choose between 2 horses and they are close in my scoring ,I'll pick the Youngest ,
especially to choose between May and Jan. or Feb. foals.
This year only one May Foal : 5/15 *foal dam 9 yrs old-3rd crop 1st winner
There is a Sire I have been waiting for to get to The Sire Brood mare age , and that age differs from the amount of
Mares they get to cover each year and the age they were when they started their fun cycle.
also its just my projection to be a possible elite BM sire and not really knowing his best mates sire lines or
Corinthian has one in this years crop Like A King 6-3-2-1 itm all 6 races. keep an eye on him.
Jeff Ruby Stakes is perplexing, because look at how badly Tarantino did, as well as Gretzky the Great, who were the co-favorites in that race. And both Like The King and Sainthood had trouble in that race, yet ran 1-2. Only way around this is to watch works at CDX because this race isn't, on paper, going to tell you much. FWIW I had both horses in my mid-April picks which was a while ago.... and they were also contest picks for me in the Derby contest that cubs is running.