Barbaro drew a tough No. 10 post for Saturday’s Florida Derby, but he still ought to blow by this relatively lightweight competition. Horsemen have not been enthusiastic about the race’s new April 1 date – just one of several apparent foul-ups at
Gulfstream, where owner Frank Stronach seems to be a little fuzzy about just what makes for a successful racetrack.
Flashy Bull seems likely to fill out the exacta. He's one of those horses who runs consistently well throughout a race but never really makes a strong move. This kind often picks up the pieces in Triple Crown races. Speed horse Sharp Humor might hang on for part in Saturday’s race.
Pletcher is running two of his lesser lights. So is Zito, though this year it’s looking like all of Zito’s Triple Crown candidates fall into that category.