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Borel rode Super Saver to victory last year but this year, he might not come home with the prize. It is still yet to be determined whether Uncle Mo will participate, even if he is entered, the uncertainty is enough for me to scratch his odds.
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The reason I am rolling with Dialed In is simple; consistency. In four career starts, Dialed In has won three, only losing by a half-length in the one loss. Trainer Nick Zito has already won the Kentucky Derby twice and Dialed In has been known to show favoritism toward Churchill Downs. My only concern is that in the four career starts, Dialed In has only faced a field as of at least 12 horses once. The real question will be how will he deal with the 20-horse field the Derby presents?
Regardless of the outcome, this should be a great Derby. There is no overwhelming favorite, which makes almost any winning horse of the 137th Kentucky Derby an underdog victor.