Stay Thirsty 9-5 favorite in Gotham. Astrology in, Uncle Brent out of Rebel. Mucho confirmed for Louisiana Derby. Any real interest in a Swale Stakes “Challenge”?

Nine entries drawn for Gotham, including Stay Thirsty// Many future race decisions were made: Astrology to Rebel, Mucho Macho Man to Louisiana Derby, and maiden winner Albergatti to San Felipe// Uncle Brent has new trainer and will not go in Rebel// The most interesting story from today is the “Swale Challenge” idea from the owner of Flashpoint.  While a matchup with the Factor would be nice, I’m not sure that’s worth one million for Gulfstream.   We’re not talking about Zenyatta vs. Rachel.  Many general racing fans have probably never heard of these three year olds. Also, who is going to back either of those horses in the Derby coming off of two sprint preps and questions surrounding pedigree?

Gotham Stakes (G3) entries, a link to free past performances, articles, and contender race videos can be found here

·       Gotham draws 9 entries, highlighted by Stay Thirsty (Aqueduct News) (DRF) (Bloodhorse) (Thoroughbred Times) (Brisnet) (Miami Herald)
·       Flashpoint owner issues Swale challenge (Bloodhorse)
·       Flashpoint: Contender or flash in the pan? (Horseracingnation)
·       Challenging choices for Flashpoint, Dialed In, Santiva (Thoroughbred Times)
·       Derby Trail: Where they’re going next  (Downey Profile)
·       Toyota Bluegrass draws 162 nominees (Keeneland News)
·       Fusa Code may try Sunland Derby (DRF)
·       The Danzig line soldiers on through Soldat (Bloodhorse)
·       Al Stall refuses to place his cold in a Bind (Zipse At The Derby)

·       Paulick Derby Index (Paulick Report)

·       Triple Crown Insider 3/2 (Bloodhorse)