Yea... I kind of had the same thought.. He’s out there wide, away from the early speed horses... Probably helps.
Still though.. horses who haven’t shown they can rate, or come off the pace, generally DO NOT learn that strategy at Churchill. The drunk ass crowd of 140,000 kind of get the horses a little excited too..
That.. and, Sidney’s Candy has never raced on dirt. That’s still a BIG negative to me. PLenty of good Cali horses have come over here in the past few years and dissapeared on the dirt.
Trackside rumors have been saying he seems to like the dirt. But, I don’t think we have any direct quotes from him on that. :-)
I still like Ice Box’s style for the way this race sets up. Being at #2 post won’t hurt him at all.
I am rather bummed to see him listed at 10-1 odds... He’ll catch a lot of attention now.
When was the last Derby that only had ONE HORSE with a 100 Beyer?? Geesh!