A trio of races this weekend could help clarify a muddled Kentucky Derby picture.
?WOOD MEMORIAL (AQUEDUCT)
Eddington needs to run better than his disappointing third in the Gotham, and Sinister G can prove that his surprise win in the Lane's End was no fluke. Master David, winner of the Sham Stakes on Feb. 8, has been fighting illness since but has lots of class.
?BLUE GRASS (KEENELAND)
Lion Heart has speed but only one start as a 3-year-old. Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Action This Day has one last chance to get into the Derby picture, while Preachinatthebar can move near the head of the class by following up on his San Felipe victory. Which Birdstone will show up?
? ARKANSAS DERBY (OAKLAWN PARK)
Five-for-five Smarty Jones has been tested only once. Another big win could make him the Derby favorite. Borrego finished an encouraging second in the Louisiana Derby.