With less than two weeks to go before the first Saturday in May, the prep races are done and we have a grip on the top contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby.
Last year’s class of 3-year-olds never did sort itself out completely. And we’re going into another Derby without a pre-eminent favorite. But the good news is the potential contenders acquitted themselves well during prep season, so the parity comes from a place of strength rather than weakness.
Right now, we’re looking at an unusually accomplished top six :
Justify: Here’s your likely Derby favorite, after he bested Bolt d’Oro in the most anticipated showdown of the prep season last weekend....