The Factor deserving of favoritism// Elite Alex overhyped// Pants On Fire working like it

Ragozin figures suggest The Factor deserves his low odds and should come away the winner in the Arkansas Derby.  Handicapper picks and general online comments suggest many are still high on Elite Alex.  As much as I like the colt, I’ve decided to take a stand against him seeing as I’m guessing he will not go off at fair odds for a horse who has finished a well beaten 4th and 3rd in his last stakes.  The addition of blinkers and attempt to alter his running style also does not offer encouragement to me as it does for others// Sounds like Jaycito is back on track and still headed for the Lexington Stakes// Brian Zipse makes a case for respecting Toby’s Corner, which I tend to agree// Pants On Fire zipped a quick 5 panels in preparation for the Kentucky Derby// more…

·       Ragozin Insider: Arkansas Derby (TTimes)
·       Blue Grass and Arkansas Derby factoids (Downey Profile)
·       Can The Factor cement his status as Kentucky Derby favorite? (Kentucky Derby Betting)
·       Field still wide open as Derby favorites emerge (Evansville Courier Press)
·       Kentucky Derby 137 update 4/15 (Horserace Insider)
·       Kentucky Derby prep scene (Garrett Gomez Blog)
·       Will The Factor be our Derby favorite? (Bloodhorse Blog)
·       Pants On Fire sizzles in work (DRF)
·       Jaycito on target for Lexington (DRF)
·       Toby’s Corner is not a donkey (Zipse at the Derby)
·       Shot at Kentucky Derby miracle lures horsemen in droves (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
·       Countdown to the Crown 4/15 (ESPN)

Handicapper Picks:
·       Handicapping the preps: Arkansas Derby (Gary West Blog)

·       Pants On Fire: 5F- PMM- 58:70- B- 1/6