Positive Response needs just that in Spiral Stakes// Astrology’s 2011 debut begins in the outside post with possible jet-lagged jockey?

Sunland Derby entries closed today with 11.  Astrology’s much anticipated 2011 debut got that much harder with a far outside post. I noticed Julien Leparoux has the mount. Are there any concerns with coming back from racing in Dubai the day before?// 12 horses are lined up for the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes at Turfway.  Positive Response is installed as the 3-1 favorite based on his romp in the Battaglia Stakes.  None of the horses in the field qualify for the Derby…yet.  Win and they’re in with $300,000 in graded earnings// While Populist Politics is a definite scratch from the Louisiana Derby, the rumor of Pants On Fire joining him are untrue according to his trainer// more…

3/26 Vinery Spiral Stakes: pps, videos, articles, and handicapper picks here
3/27 Sunland Derby: pps, videos, articles, and handicapper picks here
3/26 Louisiana Derby (G2): pp’s, videos, articles, and handicapper picks here
3/26 UAE Derby (G2): entries here (Downey Profile)

·       Sunland Derby entries drawn, including Astrology (Bloodhorse) (Downey Profile) (Brisnet)
·       Asmussen sends two for Sunland Derby (Miami Herald)
·       Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes, featuring Positive Response (DRF) (Bloodhorse) (Brisnet)
·       Trio look for new sheen in Vinery Spiral (Downey Profile)
·       Godolphin trainers reveal their best shots (Downey Profile)
·       Stall’s Stars will be out Louisiana Derby day (Fair Grounds News)
·       UAE Derby notes 3/23 (Downey Profile)
·       Santa Anita Derby field taking shape (Bloodhorse)
·       Odds are Anthony’s Cross can’t get no respect (Zipse At The Derby)
·       Triple Crown winner is long overdue (Daily Racing News)
·       NTRA to present webcasts of Derby preps (Bloodhorse)

·       Louisiana Derby preview with Jill Byrne (Churchill Downs)
·       The Rebel Stakes review with Jill Byrne (Churchill Downs)

Handicapper Picks:
·       Triple Crown Insider 3/17: Louisiana Derby [Video] (Bloodhorse)

·       Watch Me Go: TAM- 5F- 1.02:20- B- 3/10
·       Nehro: FG- 4F- 49:40- B- 10/28
·       Astrology: SA- 4F- 49:40- H- 23/44
·       Fusa Code- SA- 4F- 50:40- H- 32/44
·       Wilburn- SA- 5F- 1.00:40- H- 14/76
·       Silver Medallion: SA- 5F- 1.02:40- H- 56/76
·       Uncle Sam: HOL- 6F- 1.12:00- H- 1/14