How to fill out your Trifecta for the Kentucky
1. Scat Daddy (above)
The most consistent horse in a year that has utterly lacked consistency. He is
the only Derby starter to win two major preps. Can stalk the pace or close.
Karma? He is being ridden by Edgar Prado, who was aboard Barbaro in last year's
Derby and ill-fated Preakness.
2. Great Hunter
Take another look at the Blue Grass Stakes. Corey Nakatani moved Great Hunter
earlier than he wanted, and he was still making a second run when shut off in
the stretch. He could be sitting on a huge race.
This scary fast winner of the Arkansas Derby is vaguely reminiscent of Bellamy
Road in '05. He also came in off a huge prep romp but wasn't ready for the
Derby fight. But go against Curlin at your own risk.