The most difficult game-
I told everyone who would listen 5 months ago,that Oxbow was the best 3yo in the land(beating eventual KyDerby runner up,Goldensoul,by 9 lengths in the Lecomte).Then for no rational reason at all,Lukas tries to change Oxbows running style,taking him off the pace,and the horse flops horribly.It'd be like taking Albert Pujols and making him bat lefty.No way should he've EVER been off the tortoise-like pace of the Ark Derby.
FF to yesterday,and why the game is sooooooo difficult.The way to beat Orb was someone could go wire to wire.Oxbow or Goldencents were the obvious choices.HOWEVER,why in the heck would Lukas enter Titletown 5,who ran the fastest early pace in any of the Derby preps(46.1 in Lou Derby),then set a fast pace in the Derby trial that was validated 2 hours earlier when Bafferts horse won the Chick Lang out of that race wire to wire in very fast time? If Lukas doesnt enter Titletown 5,Oxbow is easy to come up with.Why did he do that?? The most difficult game.