2011 Louisiana Derby - Predict the Order of Finish

Who will win the 2011 Louisiana Derby? Who will complete the exacta? The tri? Is it all Mucho Macho Man? Will Machen or Elite Alex make some noise? Is it time for a new horse to enter the Triple Crown picture? Now is your chance to see how your picks stack up against the rest of the BloodHorse.com community.

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To participate, use your cursor to drag the selections on the left (currently arranged in post position order) to the blank placeholders on the right. Once you have completed ranking all of the horses, submit your entries and compare your results to the rest of the community. A first place ranking will earn 12 points, second place receives 11 points, and so on.    


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Fran Loszynski




What a thrill it will be to see Calvin and Edgar side by side. As much as I always bet on Edgar, in the past, Calvin will be saluting the bayou because he'll be on the Elite saddle. Go Elite Alex Go Calvin Go Alex Scott, spread your wings!

24 Mar 2011 2:19 PM

This race is a cake walk for Mucho Macho Man ...absolutely untouchable.  He'll run huge and have six weeks to grow further into a Derby monster.  

Look for a big front running gambit from Liondrive.  He could make the frame. Wilkinson and Machen will be finishing strongly for a slice of the million dollar pie but neither are ready for the big times IMO.  The same applies to Elite Alex.

24 Mar 2011 4:38 PM
Forbidden Apple

1-NACHO BUSINESS 2-Left 3-Mucho Macho Man

Nacho Business was closing fast into a slow pace set by Arch Traveler last time out. The pace should be hotter in here and Nacho Business will be running hard late. I also like Left even though his races have been slow so far. He is an improving horse that might surprise some folks on saturday. MMM is a nice horse, but it's hard to take 8/5 on a horse who had an easy lead last time out.

25 Mar 2011 12:43 AM

Mucho Macho Man is clearly the best in this surprisingly weak field for such an important prep race. Not sure why so many trainers are skipping this race.

25 Mar 2011 1:42 AM


Elite Alex

exacta ^^

25 Mar 2011 2:02 AM

Nehro will surprise alot of people. I'm using him in all my exotics. You can thank me later when you cash.

25 Mar 2011 9:01 AM

to ranagulzion : i must strongly disagree with you on all fronts , mucho macho man is vastly overrated , the public likes his lil feel good story and his corny name , but he has little talent and will be exposed for what he is saturday , an overblown horse being backed by a clueless public throwing thier money away on a third rate nag !

25 Mar 2011 9:02 AM

I only "know" Mucho Macho Man...he's good, he'll GET IT. Unless there is an upset... :p BTW, are all the good names taken already? "Pants on Fire"? "Nacho Business"?

25 Mar 2011 9:04 AM
Forbidden Apple

Aunt Curly,

Relax with the equine insults. What did this horse ever do to you that was so hurtful?

25 Mar 2011 9:39 AM
Billy's Empire

Aunt Curly, that is a great nugget of wisdom you just gave us. Please, give us more. You are "WINNING" the blog of the day award... Charlie would be proud of his fellow warlock

25 Mar 2011 10:16 AM
Jay B

mucho macho man over left,elite alex, and wilkinson in a tri.

25 Mar 2011 11:12 AM

Seriously Aunt Curly your insults lead me to believe your CS in drag and no you are not "WINNING!", sounds more like your whining that you decided to bet against MMM in the Risen Star. I don't know that he'll win but he'll show up and run his race and thus far he's been a pretty decent type!!

25 Mar 2011 11:18 AM

i went with left to win, macho to place, and either pants or wilkinson to show.

the two horses that i think will disappoint are machen and elite alex

i don't like judging horses i haven't seen in person, and the only one on the list i've seen up close is macho, but that was a few months ago in florida....

25 Mar 2011 11:19 AM
Billy's Empire

Forbidden Apple, we agree on Left, but not Elite Alex. I think after what Calvin said, that he was reminded of Street Sense when riding him, he is sittin on a big race. I also think Nehro might suprise some folks.

25 Mar 2011 11:50 AM
Obama Communist

I'm not sure why Elite Alex is getting so much love. His last few races have been unimpressive. Another example of the Calvin Borel hype wagaon.

25 Mar 2011 11:58 AM

you folks wanna know why im down on mucho macho man ? i bet a fortune on a horse named santiva in the risen star stakes earlier this year and mucho SISSY man beat him ! i lost all my kids college money ! lol !

25 Mar 2011 12:44 PM
Sunday Silence

Wilkinson in front...

25 Mar 2011 1:21 PM


25 Mar 2011 1:30 PM


You have my sympathies.  Mucho Macho Man is going to trample this LA Derby field.  Avoid going against the "Macho Man" again on Saturday.

25 Mar 2011 7:35 PM

  Yeah, its never happened before and usually Downey is way off base, but with we both agreeong on "Wilkinson" where I have already preplaced a bet, I am ....what was that paces name... "NERRRRVVOUSSSSS"

25 Mar 2011 8:07 PM

OK who was that that voted for Populist Politics??

25 Mar 2011 8:10 PM

Mucho Macho Man....all the way.   Say Hay Willie Mays  

25 Mar 2011 10:57 PM
Forbidden Apple

Mucho Macho Man is as much of a lock as Brethren was in the TB Derby. None of these horses are killers, the $1 million purse is up for grabs. I do like Borel, but I think that Elite Alex is his only KY Derby prospect to date. So I can see why he would love this horse. The truth is that he could not even run past JP's Gusto last time out. I don't see one true speed horse in the race. Nacho Business just needs to sit close to the front end and he should close very well.

25 Mar 2011 11:43 PM

What is Elite Alex going to do if he does not draw a good post position in the Derby?  Mucho Macho Man and Left are the bright spots in this race.

26 Mar 2011 12:02 AM
mike from michigan

Majestic Harbor

Mucho Macho Man



26 Mar 2011 7:05 AM
remembering alex

Elite Alex and Calvin Borel will take this one and not look back.  On to the Derby!  Go Elite Alex!!!

26 Mar 2011 7:07 AM
Fantastic Jack

Majestic harbor on top, entry completes exacta, Wilkinson threats

26 Mar 2011 1:26 PM

Mucho Macho Man


Populist Politics

Nacho Business

26 Mar 2011 3:01 PM
Pedigree Ann

One big win and suddenly M Macho Man is the best thing since sliced bread. And forget that he lost the 3 races before that, right? And that the horses who beat him in those races have since lost? Lot of new shooters here, horses who weren't in the Risen Star.

26 Mar 2011 5:01 PM

Elite Alex

Mucho Macho Man

Pants on Fire

30 Mar 2011 5:44 PM
south carolina

lets give alex a chance.

31 Mar 2011 3:05 PM

one thing for sure mr prospector's blood will be in the sire

05 Apr 2011 4:52 PM

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