Kentucky Derby 138 horse profile: I'll Have Another [Horse racing]

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Kentucky Derby 138 horse profile: I'll Have Another [Horse racing]

Pro

  • He refused to be passed by Creative Cause in the Santa Anita Derby, winning by a nose in the kind of performance that could foretell a future champion
  • Capable of lying just off the pace, he’s the kind of second-flight stalker who tends to win the Derby
  • He’s had almost a month to recuperate from a tough race in the Santa Anita Derby

Con

  • The last Santa Anita Derby winner to win the Kentucky Derby was Sunday Silence in 1989
  • His only start outside California was a disastrous sixth-place finish (19 lengths back) in the Hopeful Stakes last summer at Saratoga in New York
  • He may be too fresh; the Derby will be only his sixth lifetime start


Fun fact

He’s not named with booze in mind but cookies

Final analysis

I’ll Have Another has been overlooked amidst the hoopla over Bodemeister, Union Rags and Dullahan. He could be an enticing overlay. Definitely include in your exotics; long odds also could merit a win bet.

 

Photo: Kentucky Derby/Benoit Photo