I am going to give you my top 10 in two parts; the favorites and the long shots. This edition is the Long-shots. Odds listed are as of Friday April 20, 2007.
Great Hunter: Although he moved too early from his second slot in the Blue Grass and was forced to pull up because of tiring Teuflesberg, he still show the kind of aggressiveness needed to win in the Derby Odds: 15-1.
Hard Spun: He has had six weeks off which certainly is a question that can go against a horse. His trainer said Monday that he came of his work out “Really good” and he is “Moving forward”. Odds: 15-1.
Dominican: This is a very dangerous horse that works well both on Polytrack as well as dirt. He got the nose on what was really a four horse finish at the Blue Grass. Odds: 20-1.
Cowtown Cat: This horse is peaking at the right time, has the ability to lead or stalk and his trainer is the amazing Pletcher. Odds: 20 -1.
Chelokee: At the Florida Derby, he showed that he can run with the big dogs. He might just be the sleeper Odds: 25-1.
Of the Long-shots, my prediction; Dominican!
Next week I will follow up with a summary of horses and update odds as we head to the Derby.