Kentucky Derby Report: April 26
Trinniberg was a surprise addition to the Derby field last weekend and brings plenty of speed to the equation -- the confirmed sprinter will be gunning for the lead and places a greater premium upon post positions for front-running types like Bodemeister and Hansen, whose connections want to be outside of the speedster. Post positions are always important in the 20-horse field -- a contestant risks getting shuffled back if stuck down on the rail -- and the innermost post cost Lookin at Lucky, who was probably the best horse in the field, any chance in 2010.
In The Gate Podcast
Interview with jockey Mario Gutierrez, who will ride "I'll Have Another" in the Kentucky Derby on May 5th. He discusses his rise from riding at Hastings Park in Vancouver to riding the winner of the Santa Anita Derby. Analysis from ESPN.com's Bill Finley, plus a Barry Abrams commentary on the newest horse racing smartphone app.
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