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Smelling like Roses
GENE MENEZ
April 30, 2012
While the Kentucky Derby prep races have revealed no strong favorites, they have showcased a deep stable of talent. Here, in order, are SI's top 5 for May 5, plus one long shot special
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April 30, 2012

Smelling Like Roses

While the Kentucky Derby prep races have revealed no strong favorites, they have showcased a deep stable of talent. Here, in order, are SI's top 5 for May 5, plus one long shot special

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BODEMEISTER

STARTS 4

WINS 2

SECONDS 2

THIRDS 0

TRAINER

BOB BAFFERT

JOCKEY

MIKE SMITH

Unraced at 2, he has broken the 100 Beyer-Speed-Figure barrier three times (no other Derby contender has done so more than once), including a 108 in a commanding 9½-length victory in the Arkansas Derby on April 14. But he's a front-runner, and in a Derby full of pace, it's going to be hard to win the roses on the lead.

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