Friday, April 10, 2009

Bluegrass Stakes and Arkansas Derby

More preps coming to you this weekend. Mafaaz, who won the automatic in to the Derby, will be running in the Bluegrass. Old Fashioned meanwhile, hooks up with Win Willy in the Arkansas Derby. Don't forget to catch this action on ESPN2 tomorrow!

Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland
Grade 1
1 1/8 miles 123 lbs all

1.Patena 10/1
2.Join in the dance 10/1
3.Theregoesjojo 7/2
4.Cliffy's Future 20/1
5.Mafaaz 12/1
6.Terrain 6/1
7.Loch Dubh 50/1
8.General Quarters 15/1
9.Charitable Man 4/1
10.Hold Me Back 3/1
11.Massone 12/1

I'll be picking Hold me Back to win, Theregoesjojo to place and Cliffy's Future to show.

The Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn
Grade 2
1 1/8 miles

1.Captain Cherokee 118 lbs 20/1
2.Papa Clem 118 lbs 6/1
3.Flat out 122 lbs 10/1
4.Poltergeist 118 lbs 20/1
5.Ziegfeld 118 lbs 12/1
6.Flying Private 118 lbs 6/1
7.Summer Bird 118 lbs 30/1
8.Old Fashioned 122 lbs 9/5
9.Win Willy 122 lbs 7/2
10.Danger to Society 118 lbs 6/1

I'll be picking Old Fashioned to win and be able to come back from his loss, Win Willy to place gamely and Papa Clem to show. I would have picked Win Willy to win but, even though he's a hometown favorite for me I promised myself I would give Old Fashioned one last chance before I wrote him off.

Have a great evening everyone and enjoy the preps!

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