For the first time in 17 years - or since I made my first legal bet, I have no Darby horses. None. Zilch. Nado.
Both of my future wagers were shot down in flames, big time. One, (Piscitelli) has a boo-boo and the other one, (American Lion), simply isn't fast enough. End of the road for me.
And other than the 12 different Darby winners that my cuzin Tony posts in here weekly, I have no idea who is even running.
So here's the deal I will offer you - Lend me your Darby horse to root for and I promise I will:
1. See to it that she or he receives the greatest compliments ever posted in a public forum.
2. Has the best available rider named on them, whether it's Gomez, Rosario or Rosie Napravnik. I will even exercise them in the morning once or twice before the big day to guarantee their readiness, of course, pending approval from their connections.
3. Organize their schedule to make sure they're running in the appropriate preps and have enough earnings to enter the starting gate come the First Saturday in May.
So, tell me in 3-4 syllables or sentences, who your Darby horse is and why I should pull for them, and I promise to root with all of my heart for your horse to win. You can't beat that.