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post #1 of 8 Old 04-01-2016, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Florida Derby

One of the biggest prep races this Saturday at Gulfstream. Not going to do a break down on this one as all eyes are one the 2 favorites, Mohaymen and Nquist. Everyone else double digit odds starting at 15:1.

Also another prep at Turfway, the Spiral, is Saturday. Featuring Airoforce. The favorite in this one, but not sold on him. Very nice horse, not saying that. He likes the turf and the off going. Should take to the poly there. If he wins, he is in the gate for the Derby. I like they are giving him a shot but look for him to be on the grass in the near future.

This year's Derby will be a bit sad with Calvin Borel announcing his retirement. He had one of the best runs ever. You always had to have him somewhere in your selections.
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Psyched about the Florida Derby. Should be one heckuva race, but IMO could easily break both horses for the Triple Crown. Leave a little leeway for my Cupid ;)

Really not loving Airoforce for the Derby. I've been a fan of Azar since his second start where he finished behind my favorite grass colt this year, Unbridled Daddy, who he beat next out. Hopefully that kid gets back into stakes company soon.

Very sad about Calvin, especially since his Derby mount scratched last year :(

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I am liking Cupid as well. And Destin. I should also add for the Arabian folks they are having a big feature race Saturday at Santa Anita. Don't know much about handicapping them other than look for early speed.
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Looks like the near future is next race for Airoforce. Poor showing today. He just didn't take to the track and never was in a position to do anything.
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WOW Nyquist! What a win! Nice showing by Fellowship, too.

I'm beyond sold that this is a Derby horse, although I haven't given up on Mohaymen coming back. Awful trip.

My main man Swipe worked the bullet at SA this morning, though, and is making his 2016 debut in the Lexington. Hopefully he'll make the gate in the Derby.
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Nice win by Nyquist!
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It was impressive and well earned. I haven't given up on Mohaymen either. Gulfstream is a merry go round and I knew it would be hard for him to close. Looking forward to the Santa Anita Derby and Arkansas Derby along with the Wood.
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And I haven't given up on Mor Spirit either. This Derby is going to be exciting with all the figuring. Last year the question was who is going to hit the board behind American Pharaoh.
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