Trying to find a winner in this years 148th
running of the "Kentucky Derby" is about as
easy as getting through this week here without
May 07 2022
The angles are plentiful as the unrelenting optimism of the 14 trainers representing the 20 horses in the starting fields.
There are the 2 horses moved from the Bob Baffert barn to trainer Tim Yakteen, one of whom will run the Kentucky in his third lifetime start.
There is all time winning trainer Steve Asmussen trying to the break an 0 of 23 streak with perhaps the favorite.
There is the noted turf trainer Chad Brown with another favorite trying to win his first Kentucky.
And do not forget veteran trainer Todd Pletcher with 3 horses and 2 wins in 59 previous starts
There is also the Brad Cox, who won the last years Derby by disqualification,
with 3 horses hoping he actually gets to celebrate a win the same day the race was held.
“This is one of the deepest, most competitive Derbies in recent year's,” said by the racing historian Jon White,
who makes the morning line at Santa Anita and Del Mar. “From a speed figure stand-point, this is a wide-open race.
It is a group with togetherness as far as their figure's are concerned.
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