Chris “off the grid” Hernandez and McKayla Maroney are not impressed with this year’s Derby contenders. Maybe the Grade 1 Derby preps in the coming weeks will brighten spirits and tell us what we really have. There just might be a few sleepers out there. The Wood Memorial, and Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Santa Anita Derbies should all be exciting affairs. Oh yes, I forgot the Blue Grass. And I know Derek is chomping at the bit for this weekend’s Spiral Stakes to see how Solitary Ranger fares. As for me, I’m just wondering if Cairo Prince will be at the top of our list 3 weeks hence; my bet is “no.”
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