"Ideally, we wouldn't have three horses in the auxiliary gate but that's the way it unfolded and we'll do the best we can with it", he said.
"It's horse racing and that's what happens", Pletcher said after Tuesday's draw at Churchill Downs. He says he's a good horse. "But in the end it's out of my control so it's all good". After I said that, someone said four of the last seven winners have come out of the auxiliary gate. Justify opens as the morning-line favorite thanks to a strong performance in the Santa Anita Derby along with legendary trainer Bob Baffert's nod of approval.
Dermot Weld is the only trainer based in Europe to ever win an American classic but he reckons Aidan O'Brien has a "wonderful chance" of securing a historic Kentucky Derby success this Saturday with Mendelssohn.
In fact, the trend recently has been toward lightly-raced colts and a training approach that keeps horses fresh for the Triple Crown. From there, he'll have the opportunity to kick away on the far turn, and if he's as good as I think he is, it should be hard for anyone to catch him.
Things went as far as Harrobin pranking a coworker with an invoice that said that they would need to purchase a stake in the horse, before admitting it was an April Fools prank. "We look forward to bringing one lucky fan and their guest to the 2018 Breeders' Cup to experience the event in style and to providing many more with a fun and interactive way to enjoy the Derby this weekend". "I didn't want the 18". He finished third in the Louisiana Derby, a 1 1/8-mile Grade 2 stakes race. No winners have started from the 17 hole.
"I don't believe in curses, No. 1", said Mike Battaglia, the Churchill Downs handicapper who installed Justify as the favorite on Tuesday.
Trained by four-time Derby victor Bob Baffert, Justify is undefeated, including a victory at the Santa Anita Derby.
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"The break is so important when you are in the seven you better break".
"It's a lot of pressure". Promises Fulfilled, who has been in front at the first call of each of his five races, drew post 3 and, barring a bad break, will nearly certainly be sent to the front.
Get prep sports breaking news alerts from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email. Now that post position has been determined, let's take a look at some of the horses to watch in this race. We're all keyed up, geared up. They're going to have those horses ready. "Everything is fine and they settled in great", Keating said of Mendelssohn and three equine traveling companions.