July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
A quick look at Jackson Bend, who has finished first or second in all nine career starts.
By Josh Cook Jackson Bend (22-1), a Nick Zito-trained horse, has finished first or second in all nine of his career starts. Jackson Bend, who will be ridden by Mike Smith for the first time, has three second-place finishes this year after posting five firsts and a second in 2009. He was...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
A quick look at the son of Afleet Alex.
By Josh Cook This D. Wayne Lukas-trained horse has finished in the money five times in eight career starts, including all three starts this year. Dublin (21-1) is coming off a third-place finish (behind Line of David and Super Saver) in April 10's Arkansas Derby. However he hasn't won since...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
A quick look at Smarty Jones' son.
By Josh Cook The son of Smarty Jones may be a long shot, but Backtalk (21-1) has two wins in two starts on the wet dirt at Churchill Downs. The horse, that is owned by Gold Mark Farm, LLC and trained by Thomas Amoss, won his first three career starts last year (including the Grade II Sanford...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
A quick glance at the horse Robby Albarado will ride in the Derby.
By Josh Cook Dean's Kitten (18-1) is one of a handful of horses coming into the Derby off of a victory, winning the Grade II Lanes End Stakes on March 27. He has finished in the money in six of 11 career starts, with a first and second in three starts this year. The horse, owned by...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
A quick glance at Rick Dutrow Jr.'s Derby entry this year.
By Josh Cook   This Rick Dutrow Jr.-trained horse has finished in the money in half of his six career starts. Homeboykris (17-1), who is owned a group of eight, will be ridden by Ramon Dominguez for the first time. This horse, who will start from the No. 19 post position, has $274,730...