Hansen test drives poly// More handicapper picks for Ark Derby and Blue Grass

Arkansas Derby (G1)
Connections quotes (The Downey Profile)

Blue Grass Stakes (G1)
Connections quotes (The Downey Profile)

Arkansas Derby

Blue Grass Stakes

Other Kentucky Derby News and Opinion
Fighting for a Derby spot (Iron Maiden Thoroughbreds Blog)

Notes and bits from web and Twitter:
HolyCandy finished gallop well with some energy - he does move smoothly over poly- Bruno DeJulio via Twitter

 Hansen on track 4 Maker. Galloped well sensibly for a Tapit. He is soo Smarty Jones - def a freak , a word often overused- Bruno DeJulio via Twitter

Ultrasound on Alpha's laceration suffered in Wood incident shows everything is good. Vans to Ky. Monday. He fits Derby winning profile.  Considering the 2-month layoff and having to check so sharply and suffering laceration, Alpha ran huge. ”- Steve Haskin via Twitter