I am going against that curse this year and backing European-trained Mendelssohn. He has been aimed at the Kentucky Derby since he was born 80 miles from Louisville.
Trainers point to have their runners primed to peak on the first Saturday in May, and the biggest upside for that performance comes from Todd Pletcher’s stable and in particular Vino Rosso.
Wynn Las Vegas race and sports book director Johnny Avello handicaps the Kentucky Derby field.
Kentucky Derby favorite Justify is 8-1 to win horse racing’s Triple Crown.