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The synthetic era in California has been good to Hall of Fame horseman Bob Baffert, who for the second consecutive year has trained the nation's leading juvenile male using an all-California campaign. Following in the hoofsteps of 2008 champion Midshipman (Unbridled's Song) was Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman's LOOKIN AT LUCKY (Smart Strike), whose luck was all good save for an excusable setback by a head in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1).
After winning his first two starts convincingly over maiden special weight and allowance rivals, Zabeel Racing International's CONVEYANCE (Indian Charlie) confirmed his status as an exciting Kentucky Derby (G1) prospect with a 1 3/4-length victory in Saturday's $100,000 San Rafael S. (G3).
Fox Hill Farms' WINSLOW HOMER (Unbridled's Song), who had dominated lesser foes in his past two starts, smoothly handled his first major class test in Saturday's $150,000 Holy Bull S. (G3) at Gulfstream Park. Always traveling well beneath Ramon Dominguez, the Tony Dutrow trainee split rivals at the top of the stretch and outfinished 8-5 favorite Jackson Bend (Hear No Evil) by three-quarters of a length.
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Early Kentucky Derby odds from Twinspires.com
Updated: May 1, 2010 1:14pm EST
Pool Total: $7,364,146.36