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With twenty horses entered, I struggled to narrow it down to three -- Orb, Overanalyzed and Normandy Invasion. As an out-of-the-clouds long shot, I like Lines of Battle.
To anyone else who might be playing the race, "You're welcome," as you now have a few horses who have to overcome the nearly insurmountable historical burden of my endorsement.
I may not be pretty, but I'm fast.....
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Thanks, Ham. Your wisdom is always appreciated on the event.
With the month that Rick Pitino has had, it probably wouldn't hurt to put a wager on Goldencents, a horse that he co-owns. The odds on him winning it are 5-1, which is the third-best in the 20-horse field, behind Orb (7-2),and Verrazano (4-1).
What about the jockey who's won three out of the last four?
Lou, if ever there was a misnomer here, it would be the word "wisdom" connected to my Derby prognostications. Pitino's horse is very legit, and had I gone four deep he would have been next man/horse in.
ATX, I'm guessing you meant Calvin Borel, who rode winners in two of the past four Derbies. He's a very savvy and fearless rider at Churchill Downs, but he still needs to have the horse. Nick Saban's won 3 out of the last four NC's, but that doesn't mean he could move to Vanderbilt and make it 4 out of the last 5. If you're looking for a hot jockey right now, it's Joel Rosario, but it's much better to look for the best horse, because he'll be carrying the jock, not vice-versa.
In the last few years Borel hasn't been that great, he was riding top notch horses one day last year I was up in the Ville and he was losing me a lot of money.
Thanks, Ham. I know next to nothing about horse racing, but I saw his record and was curious what the deal was.
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