Saturday May 3 – Churchill Downs
Scheduled local post time 4:44pm
The Grade 1 Turf Classic has a field of 10 horses, but Wise Dan is going to get the vast majority of the attention, and deservedly so. There is no need to go over his record again. It is right there in his past performances–in all its magnificence.
Try though we did, we were unable to muster any genuine enthusiasm for trying to beat Wise Dan in this race. To us he simply looks too strong. Yes, horses can go bad out of nowhere. And yes, a bad trip can get any horse beat. But in the name of prudence, we will be conceding this race to Wise Dan.
At morning line odds of 20-1, Finnegans Wake has a chance to make a late run onto the bottom of the exacta.
Exacta: Wise Dan over Finnegans Wake.