Saturday, April 21, 2012

Derby Allure

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.


Burton DeWitt said...

Happens every year. Comma to the Top in Derby, Flashpoint in Preakness last year. Neither had no business at all anywhere near the starting gate. Neither had any chance to finish anywhere better than last. Neither did.

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