Happy Derby week to all!
Figured the event needed its own thread for everyone to discuss post positions, favorites, long shots, etc.
Almost all of the horses’ had their final works over the weekend. I am just now getting around to viewing the works over the past week?
Horses I am liking so far:
Zandon — and my goodness is he beautiful individual! Doesnt mind being in traffic and dirt in his face. Ran almost dead last in a big field in the Blue Grass Stakes and came out in front. His grittiness reminds me a bit of Mine that Bird. I like him
Charge It — his florida derby was so green but so impressive. he looked toasted on the turn for home but kept finding gears despite running all over the place. i think he will be something to watch later in the year. his stride and way of moving is quite impressive.
Tiz the Bomb
My Long Shot- Crown Pride. Have to love his story. How many times has he worked in the past 2 weeks hehehe. And I know everyone is laughing at them for doing flatwork in the lane before his works; but as a sport horse-person; I have to appreciate it. He is very well broke and they have done a tremendous job keep his mind right, his soundness a priority, and despite the excessive amount of works he does look pretty impressive out on the track everyday. They brought him over a month early and out of all of the imports in the last few years to come to the Derby, I think he has impressed me most.
White Aborrio I am not all in on. He looked great in his off-scheduled work at Gulfstream but I am slightly concerned he is shipping in to an electric atmosphere at the last possible minute.