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May 2, 2011

Kerry Thomas, the Herd Whisperer

Rating the Kentucky Derby field’s emotional balance.

All Those Carry Backs

If Jack Price hadn’t worked for himself, we never would have had a colt like Carry Back.

Profile: Archarcharch

If he can get a clean trip through the first six furlongs, his natural speed should allow him to be creeping up behind the winners at the quarter pole.

Profile: Santiva

In order to hit the board, Santiva needs to run back to his effort in the Risen Star while stretching out to 1 1/4 miles.