A Giant Kitten?

There were several nice moves in the big Kentucky Derby prep races this past weekend. The Lane's End was pretty decisive, but the Louisiana Derby had a pack at the end of the final turn. Were there any moves that stood out in your mind? Also, did any of you watch the races on the USA network, if so how was the brief coverage?

 Lane's End Stakes (gr. 2) Review

For those of you who read my "Hot EP" blog post on Friday, there was plenty to be excited about. The top three finishers in the Lane's End Stakes (gr. 2) were horses I suggested to watch. Dean's Kitten - Northern Giant - Connemara. I really liked Northern Giant's and Connemara's moves (both  by Giant's Causeway). This race definitely answered which Giant Causeway to support on the Derby trail though. The great North.

Unfortunately Doubles Partner did not hit the board. He tried to make a nice move on the inside but could not finish. Time is not on the side for Rock Hard Ten to have a horse in the Kentucky Derby this year. Maybe we will have an Oaks contender though?

Louisiana Derby (gr. 2) Review

Well, I thought Drosselmeyer would do a little better than he did in the Louisiana Derby. Poor Ron and Hotep just didn't get it done eh? I don't think Hotep was really a threat and will be interested in learning why. Our Ron the Greek fans must be torn to pieces with another 6th finish. Ron may be comfortably sitting on the bubble.  Mission Impazible's run was solid to say least, I enjoyed watching it. Read about his win here.

You should read Shandler's thoughts on the Elite 8 that Pletcher may send to the Derby.

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Kensei finished 2nd beaten by 3/4 lengths, on March 27, 2010, at FAIR GROUNDS in Race 6. Off odds: 2.00

Arson Squad
Date: March 27, 2010
Distance: Six Furlongs
Time: 1.14:50 Breezing
Track Condition: Muddy
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/1

Date: March 22, 2010
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.02:40 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 12/21

Dark Vader
Date: March 20, 2010
Distance: Three Furlongs
Time: 36:20 Handily

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