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Bodemeister unlikely to buck history

Updated: April 18, 2012, 12:18 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

Bodemeister very well may be the best 3-year-old around, but that doesn't mean he's going to win the Kentucky Derby. This is the one race where it's about more than talent. Preparation and foundation are major factors, and in those two areas Bodemeister has shortcomings he may not be able to overcome.

Over the years, one "Derby Rule" after another has fallen. It used to be that a horse had to have a prep within four weeks of the race. No more. It used to be that a horse had to have at ...

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