Life at Ten saga and Derby implications// Rogue Romance out of Louisiana Derby// Prado picks up mount on Machen// Quinonez discusses tough choice// Oil entrepreneur buys majority interest in Silver Medallion// Handicapper picks

The dominating story in the Thoroughbred world today was the release of the Life at Ten Report.  Although there is no direct Derby connection, it obviously shines a distracting light on trainer and jockey of the resounding early Derby favorite Uncle Mo.  If Mo stays the course, expect ESPN, NBC, and all major newspapers to pepper their coverage with mention of Pletcher and Velazquez’s involvement// Be sure to check out Marc Doche’s walking interview with Alonso Quinonez.  He discusses his choice to ride Premier Pegasus over Bench Points in the San Felipe plus thoughts on the race// Rogue Romance has a foot bruise and will miss the Louisiana Derby.  He’s now pointed to the Arkansas Derby or Bluegrass Stakes// Edgar Prado picks up the mount on Machen//A majority interest in El Camino Real winner Silver Medallion was sold// More ink for Mike Repole and Mo.  The Timely Writer favorite is 3-5 on the morning line. Good luck getting that when he goes off.
3/12 San Felipe (G2), Tampa Bay Derby (G2), and Timely Writer Stakes on upcoming page here

·       Tampa Bay Derby a “tryout” for Brethren (Lexington Herald Leader)
·       Baffert focuses on Derby picture in San Felipe (Santa Anita Stable Notes)
·       Battle Los Angeles (San Felipe) (Zipse at the Derby)
·       Derby Trends: Making the 3rd race count (Derby Post)
·       Q&A with Mike Repole (DRF)
·       Kentucky Derby Report: 3/10 (Brisnet)
·       Who’s hot, who’s not 3/10 (DRF)
·       Mucho Macho Man blog (Courier Journal)

·       San Felipe Preview with Jill Bryne (Churchill Downs)
·       Tampa Bay Derby Preview with Jill Byrne (Churchill Downs)
·       Weekend Warrior (DRF)
·       Derby Watch 3/10 (DRF)

·       Commish’s picks for San Felipe (Downey Profile)
·       That Handicapping Show: San Felipe (Bloodhorse Video)
·       Dick’s Picks for Tampa Bay Derby (Downey Profile)
·       Inside Post: Tampa Bay Derby (Thoroughbred Times)

·       Uncle Sam: HOL- 5F- 1.00:40- H- 3/18

·       Updated Top 20 from DRF (DRF)