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TIM LAYDEN
April 30, 2007
How to fill out your Trifecta for the Kentucky Derby
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April 30, 2007

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How to fill out your Trifecta for the Kentucky Derby

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.

3. Curlin
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.

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