Mike Welsch of the DRF is reporting this morning that Trinniberg will likely be entered in the Derby in two weeks. This horse, a sprinter, has looked like one of the most talented speed horses we've seen in some time. He is exciting and he's fast.
Why go to a 10 furlong race with such a fine speed specimen? I don't really know, but I imagine it's the Derby allure that's rubbing off on the connections. It makes people do some otherwise strange things.
Maybe the colt is so good that he shocks us and becomes a Triple Crown threat. If so, many of us will eat crow. But on paper, this decision feels yukky.