Category Archive: derby137

Apr
19
2011

Uncle Mo at Churchill Downs

Uncle Mo

Todd Pletcher-trained Uncle Mo has arrived at Churchill Downs, along with stablemate (and Kentucky Oaks probable favorite) R Heat Lightning. Assistant Michael McCarthy is seen here unloading Uncle Mo around noon yesterday. The Tex Sutton plane carrying the two equine stars was delayed for 2 hours by a warning light that flashed on shortly after …

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Apr
15
2011

Contender or Pretender – The Factor

The Factor past performances

Well, my plan for this series was to start at the top of the graded earnings list and work my way down, which I failed the minute I started with Dialed In (who is #2). I then failed even further by jumping straight to the #18 horse (Santiva). Now that I’ve thoroughly destroyed any semblance …

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Apr
13
2011

Contender or Pretender – Santiva

Santiva PPs

Santiva is running this weekend in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland. I’m expecting big things from him. Polytrack doesn’t seem to bother him—he has one synthetic race (the G1 Breeder’s Futurity at age 2, also at Keeneland), and while he encountered some issues at the start of the race that placed him …

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Apr
12
2011

Contender or Pretender – Dialed In

Dialed In PPs

As we lead up to Kentucky Derby 137 on May 7th, I am going to be looking at some of the Derby probables and giving my analysis of their chances of being able to capture the biggest (not to mention longest!) race they’ve ever run—the mile and a quarter Kentucky Derby. The first horse I’ve …

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