2010 Kentucky Derby - Who's Going To Win?
(see all of our 2010 Kentucky Derby preview articles)
I made my Kentucky Derby pick yesterday, but now it's your turn. Who do you like?
Keep in mind that they're now calling for 4 to 5 inches of rain in Louisville between tonight and tomorrow. It's going to be a mess. I seriously considered going to the Derby this year and I can't tell you how glad I am that I didn't book the trip. My cute shoes, hat & dress would have been tossed aside in favor of some $10 Wal-Mart rain gear. Blech.
You can find a horse's Tomlinson Rating in the Daily Racing Form. This is a number, usually between 300 and 500, that's supposed to help you determine, from breeding, if your horse is a mudder. Basically, it's the Kramer approach: "his mudder was a mudder". Anyway, most of this field has high Tomlinson numbers, so, in theory, they're mudders. In practice, people seem to be high on Stately Victor as he (along with Awesome Act) is a son of Awesome Again who's sired some great mudders.
Posted by kris at April 30, 2010 08:22 AM
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|# April 30th, 2010 9:52 AM kris|
|Hey! Sidney's Candy is on Twitter. I knew horses could paint, but I didn't realize they could type too! |
|# April 30th, 2010 5:15 PM BVBigBro|
|My brain places a bet on Dublin and Ice Box. But for good measure I shall also bet on Mission Impazible so as to appease the Derby gods and recognize their past favor. |
|# April 30th, 2010 6:09 PM kris|
|Nice - the Derby minimum for Exacta boxes is $1. You could also do a $.50 straight trifecta if you think you're a genius. |
|# April 30th, 2010 6:22 PM kris|
|I was playing with the Jockey Club's Online Names Book and there are some great names that aren't taken. Could the 2012 Kentucky Derby be won by "The Burninator"? Only if I win the lottery, which can, of course, only happen if I actually played the lottery. |