The 136th Kentucky Derby was a fun race to watch, especially when the horse I picked – Super Saver - charged along the rail to claim the win.
Calvin Borel did what he is known for and was glued to the inside of the track from the get go. He did the other thing he is known for – winning the Run for the Roses. He has jockeyed the winning horse in three of the last four Kentucky Derbies.
My other horses did not fare as well. Awesome Act faded and finished 19th. Devil May Care, the lone filly in the pack, finished 10th behind Mission Impazible.
My sleeper pick Jackson Bend finished in the middle of the back in 12th place behind Devil May Care and American Lion.
The excitement for me came, though, from Super Saver taking the top spot.
Now that the top horses have gotten national attention, focus turns to the Preakness. Borel already said he is going to win the Triple Crown aboard Super Saver, so the horse is certainly the one to beat. Track conditions, just like yesterday’s race, will definitely come into play.
Be sure to check back on I Am Sportacus for my pick for the Preakness before the race May 15.