Kentucky Derby 138 horse profile: Union Rags [Horse racing]

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Pro

  • Winner of the Fountain of Youth.
  • A Northern Dancer/ Mr. Prospector colt.
  • Jockey Julien Leparoux is on fire at Churchill Downs this meet with 8 wins, 1 place, and 5 shows in his first 22 starts.

Con

  • Finished third in the Florida Derby (won by Take Charge Indy).
  • Lost to Hansen on the Churchill Downs dirt in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
  • Not likely to have any value for bettors (See below.)


Fun Fact
Michael Matz trained the legendery Barbaro to victory in Kentucky Derby 132,

Analysis
Use in exotics! Union Rags is a great horse, but is the morning line second choice. There's not much value here.

Photo: Louisville Magazine/Nicholas Karem